Sunday, June 29, 2014

Catching up

Since summer started (and I don't mean officially...I mean once school got out in May) I've had less time to devote to the jewelry bench.  Baseball practices and games and trips to the pool seem to have taken center stage.  These are good things; we are having a great summer, but I'm starting to feel a pull back to that little space even if I don't really know what I'll make.

I have actually been making some simple "everyday" jewelry but those things usually end up in my Instagram feed rather than being posted here.  I like the idea of being able to take a picture with my phone (already connected to me because I'm generally listening to podcasts or music) mid-process or when I've just finished to post without loading the image to the computer, etc.  I also love the fact that there are people I make special projects for who aren't on Instagram; it's SO FUN to post pictures of those things in process...I know they won't see them so I don't have to wait until the jewelry is done and delivered to "talk" about the work. (I know. I lead a life on the edge.)

So in the spirit of catching up, here are some of the things I've been working on over the past couple of months:

A stack or rustic sterling and turquoise rings.  On Instagram (@elliesjewels) and listed in my Etsy shop:

Earrings I made for a birthday gift (one of those projects I got to post ahead of delivery):

A set of everyday sterling earrings.  On Instagram (@elliesjewels) and listed in my Etsy shop:

An updated ring with a handcrafted glass cabochon.  Isn't that polishing compound pretty? On Instagram (@elliesjewels) and listed in my Etsy shop:

Sterling knuckle rings.  On Instagram (@elliesjewels) and listed in my Etsy shop:

And some everyday sterling earrings.  On Instagram (@elliesjewels)....soon to be listed in my Etsy shop: