I hope everyone had a blast and celebrated with those they love bringing in the new year! Last year was pretty awesome so I am pretty stoked about trying to top 2010! Over the holiday season I have been working on some new jewelry. I have changed it up a bit and have been working with a lot of copper. I am still sticking to my silver work but want to be a little more diverse and have a nice selection of different styles in my shop :) I like and tend to be attracted to many different styles myself.
As of late the copper has been lots of fun. I have been getting some pretty awesome beads in and can't wait to use a lot of them :) With the copper I have been doing a lot of wire wrapping. Time consuming...but very fun! Here are a couple of my new pieces that you may be seeing in the shop soon. I say may because I post updates frequently on my facebook page and I have some people who are interested in a least one of them :)
~African Amethyst and Labradorite Crescent Moons & Full Moon~
~African Amethyst & Prehnite Copper Spiral~
I also have finished this necklace that will be in the shop soon as well. The pendant part of this necklace actually was at one time a bracelet I had listed in my shop and took down. It just wasn't working for me as a bracelet. But necklace, yes....it works :)
These pieces are all completed and a shop update with these will be soon. What else? I have a botanical collection in progress but not yet completed. As well as working with a lot of copper, I have been experimenting with resin and love it. I found some wonderful jewelry grade resin that doesn't yellow and is very durable, yay!!! Here is a sneak peak at two necklaces that are almost completed. I have them sitting out curing from finishing touches. I want to touch up a little bit more of the verdigris patina too, then finished :P
~Lavender and Moss Necklaces featuring Copper, Organic Lavender, Organic Moss, Turquoise, Amethyst, and Jobs Tears seeds~
I have many more new plans this year. I am learning many techniques and am having lots of fun practicing, yay!! So stoked for this year...for the shop and for some positive changes in myself :)