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Monday, November 24, 2014

Jewelry, Jewelry, Jewelry


When a potter friend and I used to sit together with our wares at the local farmer's market, she invariably used to sell more than I did, so to make it up to me, she would sing a little jewelry sales chant under her breath: jewelry, jewelry, jewelry. (Set to whatever music suits your fancy.)

Later, we went on to found The Artisans' Guild shop together, which is where most of my jewelry ends up these days. I used to make it all the time (and do lots of craft shows, and had pieces in shops around the area), but most of my time and energy is now taken up by writing. Which basically means that about a month before Black Friday, I sat up and said, "OH NO, I need to make jewelry!"

Luckily, that happened to coincide with a rare lull in the writing push, so I've been madly stringing beads almost every day, singing the jewelry chant under my breath. Folks have asked me to post some pictures here, and not just on Facebook, so here's another bunch of finished pieces. [Any day now, in theory, I'm going to get a few of these up on Etsy, but in case I don't, just yell if there is something that catches your eye.]

Amethyst and hematite

malachite

aventurine and Venetian glass

aventurine stars

picture jasper stars

Long, large turquoise and black stone necklace

One of my favorites--black onyx and silver collar

black onyx and silver with a very cool face

black onyx and garnet with a dragon!

the dragon reminds me of Chudo-Yudo :-)

black onyx and snowflake obsidian, with a very cool agate slice that has a crystal in the middle
So tell me--which is your favorite?

6 comments:

  1. Love the amethyst/hematite for myself and the malachite for a good friend, though....I really like the malachite for myself as well...lol.

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    1. It's okay--you can pick two. But it looks like you're going to have to arm-wrestle Rebecca for the malachite one :-)

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  2. I really like the malachite one!

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  3. I think I prefer the amethyst/hematite one for myself. The purple would compliment a lot of my clothes because purple goes with almost everything. However, I also like the adventurine stars because I love green and it's very whimsical..

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  4. I love the first two the most. Amethyst and hematite are two of my favorites and the Malachite just glows with earth power!

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