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:

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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?

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That said, I did make a pretty delicate ring today (I was productive!) that I absolutely love:

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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!

3 Replies to “Finally, Some New Stuff”

  1. Antoinette says: May 7, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    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. Candace says: May 8, 2008 at 10:59 am

    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. tori says: June 30, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    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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