Finally, Some New Stuff

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:

Whiskey Quartz Ring $90

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!

Holly West


  1. The Whiskey ring is my fav. LOVE it! I like the chunky (and delecate) bezel settings. Very nice. I’m glad to see you playing around with rings more. Now I just need more money so I can buy them all!
    Oh and welcome back. I hate it when you don’t blog.

  2. Well, it’s about time you posted here! You do know I’m always waiting on the edge on my seat for new stuff to arrive? Well, ok…maybe not on the edge, but I do visit often to see what new beautiful creations you have to share with us.
    I love the alexandrite ring. I like tiny things so that’s just perfect! Now, darnit! Where’s the tutorial so I can learn how to make one too? LOL!!!!

  3. how can i get the lab created alexandrite in a bezel setting? it is beautiful and i love simple rings! i just had a baby girl june 23rd and that is her alternate birthstone. it i love how you made it and i would like to have one.. please e-mail me thank you…tori

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