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Citrine and labradorite earrings
March 20, 2008

Here's my first attempt at using a herringbone weave. I realize I linked to it earlier from the beauty & fashion blog, but now that I can get screenshot thumbnails of the posts here, figured it would be useful to post ... [more]
The Mom pendant
March 20, 2008

This is a pic of what I was blogging about yesterday. As you can see, it was a bit of a bugger to photograph. You can get a nice still image by hanging the piece, but then the scale is unclear (plus you can't see all the ... [more]
March 18, 2008

...where was I? :) I ditched the earrings...I can't make the herringbone weave work with half-hard wire. It'll make a bezel, but I'm not happy with it. Latest projects: Fashion Notes: Earring synergy (the ill-fated ... [more]
Better pic of Madeira citrine earrings
March 8, 2008

Not sure what to make next. Thinking of going ahead and making another copy of these frames, though I don't know what to put in them. I'm just thinking of "something symmetrical, using one or two chains, and a small ... [more]
Madeira citrine earrings
March 7, 2008

Been playing around with these for a while...had the idea of capturing this "winter tree full of robins" idea--not even sure they were robins? They weren't like East Coast robins, with vivid red-orange breasts, but ... [more]
Rambles and some pics
May 17, 2007

Haven't been able to make anything new (or even redo anything old) lately...been fixing up the site. Got fed up doing it for a long I'd like to get it back into shape. So far I've finished most of the active ... [more]
Citrine and silver two-strand bracelet
March 23, 2007

This is pretty straightforward, it's to match the necklace and earrings earlier: Wondering if I should make it three rather than two strands. I'm going to get a silver three-strand connector bead anyway (just as I'm ... [more]
Chalcedony necklace, then and now
March 2, 2007

Then (far left): Now: There is another pair of the Bali vermeil cylinder-shaped beads in the back, behind the last pair of chalcedony beads, that would show in the summer when you put your hair up (in fact I think of ... [more]
More blogging here...
February 10, 2007

The Lipstick Page Forums Fashion Blog: It's been a day of...Labels: apatite, bracelet, citrine, jade, multistrand, necklace, pearls, pics, sterling silver, topaz, turkish, wire ... [more]
Citrine/sterling necklace and earrings, rambles...
January 27, 2007

Okay, I've redone the earrings...these are smaller teardrop-shaped citrine beads. Doing the wrap now has become easy for me. It took me, oh, about five or six times of totally dorking it up, but I've come to see that you ... [more]
Pics and more rambles
January 22, 2007

Jewelry is difficult to photograph, to the point that people who make jewelry sometimes pay someone else to photograph it. I have picked up a few pointers from reading on the topic... You are to photograph all of ... [more]
Rambles and a few pics
January 10, 2007

This is a horrible photo, I took it in the middle of the night. When I make the other earring, I'll take a better photo. What's great here is the top part...the citrine droplets catch the light and reflect golden. At ... [more]
More blogging here, with pics
January 2, 2007

Year 2 of making jewelry Labels: citrine, crystal, earrings, multistrand, necklace, pearls, pics, sterling silver, turkish, ... [more]