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(note to [personal profile] ambyr: I have also been working on a long Byzantine chain for… uh… six months now, in little bits and pieces. I'm hoping I can actually finish it up this month. I'll try to post a pic when I do.)

So as you probably all know about me by now, I get these obsessions that last anywhere from a couple of weeks to a year long. They're about different things, but fairly reliably I can count on having an obsession every couple of years on some sort of jewelry-making, particularly with gemstones. Cut because apparently once I start talking about shiny things, I don't shut up. )

Pictures! )
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[personal profile] thistleingrey asked about something I do in my down time (besides reading/writing).

Well, this month, planning a 4-year-old birthday party (party favors ARGH) and writing these meme posts are sucking up most of my down time :P

But I know that's not what you meant :) And in fact this was the post where I spent the least amount of time deciding what to write about: I expend a great deal more thought and desire and time and money than I probably should on SHINY THINGS (including when I should be thinking about this darned party, ugh). I never talk about this here, and rarely even in RL, because a) I'm not sure anyone who knows me is that interested, b) it just occurred to me that I might be hesitant to talk about it because it's such a sterotypically-girly sort of thing, which... is not a good reason, I should work on that, and c) really the whole point of shiny things is to look at them, and I suck at posting pictures. [Apropos of which, I think I've fixed the picture/post formatting, but if I haven't let me know!]

Many words and even some pictures about SHINY THINGS )
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Here's what I spent a while this weekend doing. It'll be a Christmas present for the Kid, only in argentium silver (which I just ordered yesterday). Custom cut indicolite tourmaline that I got relatively cheap from someone who couldn't figure out what she wanted to do with it, heh.

A couple more pics here.


Jun. 16th, 2006 08:58 am
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loop1 loop1

green loop green loop

loop2 loop2

Here are some earrings my sister ("Kid") (yes, she is 25, and yes, I still call her Kid) made while she was visiting me last week. They are clip earrings-- don't look like it, do they? Pics "loop1" and "loop2" are of the same set.

We hatched this grandiose plot, after seeing much uglier earrings at a craft show last weekend, to pay for our shiny addictions (beads for her, rocks/lapidary/gems for me) by selling some of her earrings. Of course, our grandiose plots don't usually go anywhere. (Except the one for eating our way through santa barbara last year... yummm.) But still, just in case: how much would you pay for them?

I'll try to post the ones she made for me, dangly ones without loops, later. I kind of like the simpler non-loopy ones, but I have to admit that the loops look really good on both of us.


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