Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all My Friends!

faceted purple amethyst gold filled post earringsWow, yes it has been quite a long time since I have blogged! It was such an incredibly busy month for me. All I can I am sorry! I was very busy with my day job..which is NOT metal smithing. As a matter of fact, my family owns a mailing shipping store..UPS store like and it was seriously very busy. Yes, this is where I work a few days out of the week. (cat out of the bag!)

I am sure you heard of the term "going postal"..well I know what that means..literrally. ON top of 12 hour work days, I would stay up till 1:00 am to get some jewelry orders done before Christmas. I won't complain about my jewelry orders, as I love making jewelry...but I am completely utterly exhausted.

I have not had much time to make any new designs, except I have been working with gold filled metal now and I am pretty excited about it. I just recently made the faceted amethyst gold filled earrings shown above for my lovely mother in law. She loves jewelry...and the color purple...and yes gold.

kyanite, rainbow moonstone, sky topaz sterling silver stacking ringsI also have been trying to perfect my bezels. I am making smaller and smaller ones, which are not always that easy. When I first set this kyanite oval was very difficult. It really is beautiful in a handmade bezel as oppose to the pre-made ones. Making small bezels takes a lot of practice. I feel this is what I really really want to be good at in my jewelry making I have been practicing a lot!

So now that the dust has settled I will be focusing on some new designs and some new cabs for the bead shop!

I hope you all have a Happy New Year! Much love, good health, peace and joy to all my friends!

Lucky Winner of Helenes Dreams Sterling Silver Stacking Ring Giveaway!

Today the picked lucky entry #323 which is SoccerMom1! Yeah! Congratulations to Soccer Mom 1 ! I will be contacting her by email and congratulating her and requesting her ring size!

Thank you so much to all of you who made kind and wonderful comments and also for participating in the giveaway. Please check back, I will be doing another giveaway in January 2010 to start the year off just right!

Wishing all of you a wonderful and happy holiday season!