Today's gem is a beautiful Ammonite. A slice of a petrified shell related to the Nautilus we recognize today. The natural colors range in shade of brown and cream and the spiral is breath taking. This cabochon measures approximately 1 1/8" x 7/8". Price ranges $125-172 for a pendant (Silver, Gold fill or Rose gold fill). Price includes an 18" chain in the same metal.
Today's gems are a dark royal blue set of Lapis Lazuli. They are very a beautiful natural deep shade of blue. They measure approximately 12mm or 1/2" oval. They can be made into a single stone ring(silver), a petite single stone pendant(silver,gold fill or rose gold fill), a single stone 1/2" cuff bracelet(silver) or a pair of earrings(Silver, gold fill, rose gold fill). Price ranges $100-182
This bold stone is a piece of Landscape Jasper. The natural variations are just magnificent and range in color from Black and cream swirling to a touch of dark red at the tip. It's like an abstract painting. It measures approximately 2" x 1/2" and can be made into a pendant.
Price range is $188- $250 dependent upon Sterling, Gold fill or Rose gold Fill. Price includes an 18" chain of the same metal. Feel free to ask questions or PM me to request it for customization.
Due to lack of interest I am canceling the weekly Wednesday bidding event. Instead it will become the Saturday Showcase. I will post a gemstone from my stock with info and prices for finished pieces. If you see something you love just let me know and we can customize it together into something that reflects your personality and style.
Welcome to March 10th's Wednesday Custom Design Bid Event sneak peek! Look for my post(on my Facebook business page) at 6pm and bid on these gorgeous green onyx gems to be made into a custom pair of earrings in Argentium silver.
Bidding ends at 10pm and winner announced by 9am Thursday March 11th.
Love is in the air, your engaged and you have chosen your dress and colors. How exciting! Now it's time to figure out the accessories. You want your jewelry to reflect the love and happiness you feel as well as be the prefect compliment to your dress and your style.
Custom jewelry can make that happen. Working with a designer can be so much fun and give you not only pieces for your special day but ones you can wear again and again, keeping that feeling alive. It is the perfect way to also have pieces created for your wedding party that reflect your love and appreciation for those who are a part of this amazing day. It is a chance to have a cohesive look and a memory piece that will continue to be enjoyed long after.
Contact your favorite jewelry designer to start collaborating on the wedding collection of your dreams.
November is the month of giving Thanks. I have a lot to be thankful for, even when my life is upside down. At first it was really hard for me to feel thankful because life is really difficult right now. But the more I tried to look away from what I was making me unhappy, the easier it was for me to see what I was thankful for. I began to think of just the small things I was thankful for, like the girl in the burrito shop who makes the best burritos and always has a smile for me when I go there. Then it became easier to see the bigger things I was taking for granted because I was no longer buried in the thinking of my difficult situation( or self pity blunty put). So I will be sharing some of the many things I am thankful for with you and reminding myself along the way how Blessed I truly am today and every day..
First of all, I get to celebrate not only my birthday this month, but three others in my close family, My mother, my sister in-law and my brother in-law. All these birthdays fall within a week of each other and so we do one big birthday dinner and cake celebration. It is really quite wonderful. A roomful of Scorpios would normally sound pretty intimidating to any outsider, but I assure you we all get along very well and enjoy the celebration together.
I am also thankful for all the amazing friends and family I have that have pulled in to help whenever I needed them. They have come to me to listen, hold my hand and do whatever they can do without hesitation when I needed them most. They have been there to celebrate the good and brace for the bad. I am so very blessed by them all.
I am thankful for my doctors and physical therapist, who have made it possible for me to continue to do what I love and made my hands healthy again.
I am thankful for all my terrific customers who support me and my art.They make it so I can keep my business alive and growing. They allow me to be a part of so many special moments and inspire me to create pieces that bring them and others joy.
I could not be all I am today and do all that I do without any of you, friends, family, doctors, therapists, and customers. Thank you so much for being you and doing what you do.
I encourage you, even if you are feeling low or having a difficult time right now to look harder at your life and see the many things you can truly be thankful for this season. Try starting small like I did, then look deeper and see all the things you have that maybe you too forgot while you were busy being unhappy.
I am thankful for you.
Ps. No Winter classes to be held. No new events as of this date. I am currently getting a new line going for the Christmas/Holiday collection. I am still accepting custom work and am able to complete those within the normal 4-6 week time frame at this time.
Custom designed pendants for wedding party.
Need anything made for a special occasion, or a special someone? Contact me and let's get creating!
Happy New Year!
Suzanne Chambliss wearing Hope.
This is my wonderful friend Suzanne Chambliss and she was the inspiration for this story, pendant and for many other things as well. She is a light in a dark place and a joy to all who are lucky enough to know her. Thank you Sue for just being you and allowing me to be a part of something so wonderful. Love you,
I am a self taught jewelry artist and designer. My blog is the door to all the new things I learn, the stones I use and love, the pieces I created and the events I participate in as well as my thoughts along this journey. I hope you enjoy the ride with me.
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