Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summer work

This is a catching-up entry with several projects I made over the last six weeks but didn't get around to posting.  I think Instagram has kind of killed my blogging efforts - it's so easy to just post a picture and be done with it.  

This wand shaped lepidolite sat on my workbench for a long time while I thought about how to set it. It's not very easy to work with because it has flaky layers; I ended up using a flaw in the side to split it, giving it a flat back.  I really love how this came out.

Keychains galore.

Here's how they're made:

1. Pencil drawing affixed to
sterling ready for sawing
2. Sawing results
3. Soldering results
4. The final product

This set of moonstone post earrings go with a moonstone necklace I made last year.


And finally, lots of bottle tags for decanters, customized for the recipient.  



  1. LOVE seeing what you are up to!! Like you, IG is SO easy for me - I have dropped everything else pretty much.

    1. Thanks, Janice!

      I keep having to remind myself that there are a lot of people who have interest in the work but aren't on IG. I'm going to try changing the way I think about the blog and do shorter more IG-like posts. Maybe I could post more frequently if I look at it that way?