I have taken a small break from the jewelry making to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s with my family and friends. However I am back in town and will be diving right back into the jewelry bench. Right before I left for the holiays I made a beautiful turquoise bracelet with 6 strands of Nevada mined turquoise with a sterling silver clasp that I recently designed. I will be offering more bracelets with this clasp with various gemstones.
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.