I always start to feel a little guilty when I know I’ve neglected my blog. ‘Cause you know, the five people who read it regularly are really waiting for me to say something.
Wait no longer, peeps!
Today in jewelry I made a rad new ring:
It kind of took me back to my jewelry “roots,” as I’ve always been into making rings with big ol’ stones in bezel settings. This one is whiskey quartz, and it’s a stone I’ve had in my stash for at least a year. Lately though (actually, since I started selling on Etsy) I’ve moved away from making this sort of thing because it’s pretty labor intensive. I started thinking, well, even if it is a lot of work, if I love doing it, then who cares?
That said, I did make a pretty delicate ring today (I was productive!) that I absolutely love:
I haven’t listed it on Etsy yet but I couldn’t wait to post it here. It is a lab created alexandrite in a bezel setting. In this photo it looks a lot like amethyst but the nature of alexandrite is to change color slightly depending on the angle. I have a few of these stones so I will definitely be making at least one more so I can list one on Etsy and keep one for myself. One of the perks of being a jewelry maker!