Summer is fast approaching. Life in Pinedale, Wyoming goes from winter to summer in an instant, it was snowing 2 weeks ago and now it’s in the 70’s, the grass is getting green and already needs to be cut. Our corner of the USA is heaven on Earth in the summertime, wilderness and wildlife abound and the sky is huge and blue.
I always look forward to chatting with tourists on road-trips that stop by my shop and backpackers heading into the Wind River Range for an exciting trip. This past weekend we camped out for the first time this season and then floated the Green River for 13 miles in our canoe with friends. The river is covered with birds this time of year since they are all migrating north. What an amazing place.
I am endlessly updating my website with new work. First I design and fabricate the jewelry— then I photograph it in my special light tent— then I crop and correct the images— then I upload the information and images and then…ta-da…it’s online! It can be overwhelming to run my own business and tend to every task, including sweeping and mopping the floors, but it is rewarding because I love my work and it makes me happy when my customers appreciate the jewelry.
I often customize hammered rings to my customers’ desires. Here is one I made this week, 3.5 mm Hammered 14K White Gold ring with four flush set apatite stones.
Also a recent custom order was a hammered ring that tapers in back and has two star-set stones in a slab on top. My customer wanted a one-of-a-kind unusual mother’s ring. The two stones are turquoise and lapis lazuli and the ring is sterling silver.