Thursday, May 30, 2013 May

It's been a wonderful couple months since my last check-in here at this somewhat deserted blog...for those of you who keep up with me here, I appreciate you very much and I'm sorry it's been so slow!

I have been very busy with many custom orders for lovely clients as well as growing my etsy page and website with more made-to-order and one of a kind pieces. Some of my favorites for the websites are the Blossom Ring and the Numerology Ring. Growing up in my Mom's flower shop has almost certainly inspired the flower-themed designs I have in my collection, and a recent custom ring I created for a sweet lady down in Florida enticed me to offer a stacking ring completely customizable for a double-digit number of choice. This ring is catered to those who love numerology, but it could also be the year of your marriage, graduation, or a lucky number.

Blossom Ring
Made to Order in custom sizes.
Numerology Ring
Personalized ring made to order in custom numbers and sizes.
Outside of the internet, life in the real world persists, and Sun Studios (my home gallery) has been a lovely venture and location for my jewelry and creative spirit. I adore being amongst fellow artists and have been utterly inspired, humbled, and gently nudged into new pathways since my move in February. The biggest changes, surely, have been my new work with yellow gold and (!!!) diamonds, faceted stones, and an exploration into the fine jewelry world...
18kt Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver ring with flush-set sapphire.
18kt Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver engagement ring with bead-set diamond.
...Although my silversmithing roots are never far away. It's too hard to resist a gorgeous agate cab...
Confetti Agate Statement Ring (Private Collection)
However, there might be a nice compromise in rose-cut gems, like this beautiful pink tourmaline rose cut I set in my 'As One' series bangle bracelets.

Pink Tourmaline Rose Cut 'As One' Bangles
I've also taken a small collection of work to Casa del Soul in Carmel Valley Village, where the extraordinary Linda Jacobs curates a lovely smattering of beautiful pieces fit for a queen. Linda hosted a successful Trunk Show earlier this year in which I participated, and I was thrilled to be offered the chance to sell my jewelry in her store full time.
Trunk Show display at Casa del Soul.
Trunk Show display at Casa del Soul.
Other than that, my friends, my life continues to amaze me, excite me, and challenge me into new thought-paths. I could not be happier and hope that this blog finds you exactly the same.

Much love and many wishes for creativity and inspiration,
Yes, Goddess earrings in green chrysoprase
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Kiera, my sleepy 'guard dog' at the studio.
Finding inspiration at the Monterey Marina by the fisherman's wharf.
Big Mouth Bass fishing in Carmel Valley