Studio

This is my corner table,and where all the rings are set and finished. We have been renovating the studio,but had to stop because this time of year gets too crazy to be under construction. It seems like it takes forever to finish it–I mean REALLY finish it. {Still have shelving to make and install and a bit of painting to do} Once we are done, I will post more pictures so you can see the rest of the jewelry studio.

WORK TABLE

WORK TABLE

Music to work by

Mixed Playlist for the Day:

  1. “LITTLE DRAGON”-Feather
  2. “LITTLE DRAGON”-Blinking Pigs
  3. “THE XX”-Islands
  4. “THE XX-Basic Space
  5. “YEAH YEAH YEAHS”-Maps
  6. “WILD FLAG”-Oh Yeah
  7. “ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER”-My Mistakes
  8. “SHOCKING PINKS”-End of the World
  9. “THE CHILLS”-Pink Frost
  10. “WILD NOTHING”-Live in Dreams
  11. “WILD NOTHING”-Chinatown
  12. “ATLAS SOUND”-Quick Canal
  13. “MEMORY CASSETTE”-Asleep at a Party
  14. “THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN”-Just like Honey
  15. “DUM DUM GIRLS”-Coming Down
  16. “UNKLE”-Only The Lonely

 

stardust and the big bang

 

periodic_table_of_elementsI love the Periodic Table of Elements! I keep this chart where I work to remind me of the origin of the materials I work with. Noble metals are primordial,meaning they existed and formed before the earth formed, from cosmic events such as Supernovas. Gold {Au} is my favorite metal to work with,not only for its beauty but for how malleable it is. Gold doesn’t tarnish as other metals do, conducts electricity well, and is impervious to all chemicals except Mercury and Aqua Regia. We only use recycled precious metals, as most jewelers do, so in this way,gold keeps getting found, formed, melted, worked and re-worked all the while looking amazing! So, here is to you, Gold and all the other beautiful metals out there that we all wear to adorn ourselves and make life a bit more beautiful!¬† We all need a bit of stardust in our lives!

Tucson gem and mineral show

I went to the Gem and mineral Show in Tucson,and it as always it was inspiring on so many levels. Part of the show is to the trade only, but all over the city there are pop-up vendors with their gem and mineral specimens. I love the hunt for stones, and being around the people who dig for them makes for great conversation. The earth holds many treasures, and the fact that humans have been digging up minerals and gems, polishing them and wearing them for thousands of years inspires me. Included in this photo are: malachite,cavansite,calcium,rutile and senelite .

the wonder of

the wonder of minerals

Magical Blue Moonstones

Magical Moonstones

Magical Moonstones

I love Moonstones. I just made this ring with a Blue Moonstone, but since these are notoriously difficult to photograph, you can only get an idea of the delicate color of the stone. Also, I love all the lore around stones. Moonstones are considered magical in many cultures and are said to bring the wearer beautiful visions in their dreams. Who wouldn’t want that?