Pretty rocks!

I finally got the package of faceted stones I’ve been waiting for!  Now that I’m a little more comfortable with setting them I want colors!  I now have amethyst, citrine, peridot, and two different garnets (almandine and pyrope).   This week had lots of doctor’s appointments and other obligations, so I didn’t get to do any work in the studio until Friday 😦

I made another pair of small rectangle posts with the 2mm almandine garnets.  I’m still playing with this design.  I like the idea, but the original pair didn’t sit quite right.  I’m experimenting with the placement of the ear post.  I think if I place it a little lower on the earring, the earring will not tilt down so much when worn.  I really hope I can make it work at this size, because I love the design!  It’s nice and clean, small, unobtrusive – perfect for anything casual, or for when you have very small children who like to pull on things that dangle 🙂
I also started work on a few more basic ring designs using the colored stones, but I probably won’t finish those until Monday, so no pics yet.  DH was busy that afternoon, so no process pics 😦  I am planning another big photo shoot for next week (probably Tuesday) – so I will finally have some really nice photos of the new work – not just quickie blog snapshots!  This will, of course, also mean the new work will finally be listed in my shops sometime near the end of next week – I will keep you posted!
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