I have been working steady and stealthily over the last week or so, making bands, then soldering bezels to baseplates, etc. I have been working on custom orders and keeping my creativity bolstered by taking walks and trying to get out more.
I am kind of doing a bad job at the 'getting out more' part: it's all gravy when Anthony is afoot, but when he goes to work ( and I do, too ) I cannot seem to give myself a break.
Perhaps it's also because the temperature is 94?
I am sad and lonely in ways I could never have anticipated. I am excited and lifted in areas I never thought possible. Such a paradox, the life of an artist in a new town!
Hopefully soon I will get a little braver and not stutter so much when buying lettuce at the grocery store or getting a decaf coffee.
I don't know how to come out of this strange cocoon...
Except to make, and make and make. It's my solace right now. I hope you find something of use in the beauty of these stones, as I have been.
Mookaite: I had a custom request from one of my very favorite people for a few Mookaite pieces, and it got me on a hunt for more.
Agua Nueva: the fresh water that refills my empty well: I redid this necklace I have had in the shop for some time, making it matte and oxidizing it a bit more: it was pleading for change.
It will also be on Mega Sale (195 from 275 - that's a whopping percentage but I don't have my math hat on right now)!
Rhodochrosite: Can anything get better than pink and cream bands? Uhuh.
And I made a little "begin" reminder necklace for someone who needs an extra motor. I don't know who she is yet and I cannot wait to find out.
That is all for today, I think. I will muster the desire to leave this house and explore a bit more as the sun starts to go down...
The gorgeous stones and their silver homes will be listed in the Metal Shop this evening!
If you are reading this, please say "Hi" in the comments: it would be so nice to know how you all are today.