Apparently I can't upload my second episode of Rachel's World while sitting in this here coffee shop, so I guess you will just have to wait until I go up to upload in!
In the mean time, I just made this new bow ring, which I'm smitten with! Instead of having the band go almost all the way around like I usually make them, I attached the band to the sides of the bow, making it more streamlined! !
ok gang, here's the deal. I've decided to make a video every day (or close to it) showcasing a piece of jewelry! I've been trying to make a decent one all morning. It's harder than it seems not to sound like an idiot and make weird faces without realizing it! Anyway, here's the first one. I hope you can make it through the whole thing!! The featured item is the newest amethyst knuckles!
Let me know what you think!! I promise they'll get better!!
The third ring of the day! I've been working on this baby for a few days now, actually. The dark purple geode is set in a giant handmade, sterling silver bezel. I put little ros of silver pebbles along two sides for some flair, and stamped adorable hearts on to the bezel itself! Very subtle, very sweet. The ring is serious though. Do we like?
I got a whole new batch of amazing iron pyrite chunks, and this is the first ring I made using them! I love the contrast of black and gold, so I oxidized the silver setting to an amazing black, and then polished the beads alongside the rock!
I've had this piece of mosaic opal hanging around the work bench for a while now, and today decided just to go for it and make something. The resulting ring reminds me of a party- the opal is just like confetti! The surrounded circles are 14k gold fill, and the rest of the ring is silver.
It kind of look antique-y to me, too, which is a little neato.
And, lastly, it's not exactly, how you say, symmetrical. But that's ok, right?? I like it a little off. It looks like it was stopped in motion from a twirling action. And my friend told me that the Amish always make sure that their furniture has one flaw in it, which I totally dig. I could be way off on that fact, and could very easily look it up online right this second, but I'll put it off. Re-runs of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are on, which is more important at the moment. And the new on is on at 9! HELLO.
I've been hankering for new pair of jeans lately, and have set my sights upon Madewell. They are EXPENSIVE though. Here are some other finds from the sale section on their website. I especially love this jumper, but can't tell if I should or not.
I went to a really great vintage store in Adams Morgan the other day called Mercedes Bien that's only open on the weekends. If I had money to spare I would have bought a mink cape and 18 pairs of oversized sunglasses. Instead I bought this belt, which I have decided makes a delightful headband! Thoughts?
Tell me things!! What are you doing? What's your job? When will I get tired of watching Law and Order SVU episodes?
I love this idea! I hate using a bar of soap in showers that isn't mine- those little hairs that get stuck on it, the confusion as to whether or not a bar of soap is clean since it's soap. (Disclosure: I very rarely, if ever, use a bar of soap that belongs to someone else).