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Well. My goodness.

12 Jan

Darlings, I must start writing again.  With the five children and the career and the husband and the life swirling around me, my concentration is not good.  I’m very much doing that whole young family thing all over again, but now I’m old enough to know how well my head can work when all these wonderful, beloved people aren’t constantly around me.  I’ve been waiting for my ability to concentrate to come back,  but I don’t think that is going to happen any time soon, and I miss blogging.  I miss life outside of this new house and studio, I miss Karen, and I miss the way that writing centers and clears my head.  I want something back that’s always been and always will be mine. I’ve been waiting until I get my feet under me, but I am constantly finding and losing my feet again and again in this new life of mine. It might not be grammatically correct or even make sense half the time, but post I will.   Seriously, it’s like my brain is like a puzzle that has a different piece missing everyday.  Yesterday’s missing piece might be back, but SURPRISE! A new one is gone!  So ok, I promise it won’t be grammatically correct or make sense half the time; that should be exciting.  You can rate my ability to think on a one-out-of-ten scale in the comments. First, I’d love to show you what I’ve worked on lately, ok? Ok.

Initial pendant.  I wanted a heavy, rich, medieval feel, and I am really tired of stamped initial pendants. I wanted something more personal.

Initial pendant. I wanted a heavy, rich, medieval feel, and I am really tired of stamped initial pendants. I wanted something more personal.

Moonstone in 18k.  Did I show you this already? Hmm.  This already sold, but I'm making more in this style: the buff top cabochon, the lip, the jumpring.

Moonstone in 18k. Did I show you this already? Hmm. This already sold, but I’m making more in this style: the buff top cabochon, the lip, the jumpring.

This was a custom engagement ring.  I went through a lot of garnets before we found one that didn't go dark in the bezel setting she wanted.

This was a custom engagement ring. I went through a lot of garnets before we found one that didn’t go dark in the bezel setting she wanted.

Moons!  I have made an awful lot of these!  14k, 18k, silver, different quality and sizes of diamonds.  Each is a completely unique mold and cast, and I'm glad people are buying them because I love making them.  I want to say this is about 15mm, 18k.  It's over on Etsy.

Moons! I have made an awful lot of these! 14k, 18k, silver, different quality and sizes of diamonds. Each is a completely unique mold and cast, and I’m glad people are buying them because I love making them. I want to say this is about 15mm, 18k. It’s over on Etsy.

'Nother 18k moon. This is a big one with larger stones.

‘Nother 18k moon. This is a big one with larger stones.

Big honkin' ruby ring.  One of the few treated gems I will use.  Only a few mines are producing rubies right now, and those produced tend to be highly fissured.  Those that are not fissured are thousands per carat.  This is a fissure filled...5 carats, I think?  Check the Etsy listing for details.  Really beautiful, and today's fissure filled holds up as well or better than  untreated stones.

Big honkin’ ruby ring. One of the few treated gems I will use. Only a few mines are producing rubies right now, and those produced tend to be highly fissured. Those that are not fissured are thousands per carat. This is a fissure filled…5 carats, I think? Check the Etsy listing for details. Really beautiful, and today’s fissure filled holds up as well or better than untreated stones.

Lat for the day, and then I must get into the studio.  A pretty pink tourmaline in an 18k setting.

Lat for the day, and then I must get into the studio. A pretty pink tourmaline in an 18k setting.

Back to work! But, if any of my old readers are out there?  I would love to hear from you!

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