Happy New Year!
I've enjoyed relaxing the last week or so with a break from the "real" job. Got a few new designs up in the shop as a result. More in my head to come, and some more strands of gems on the way. My near term goal is to get myself up to 100 different creations in my shop by the end of January.
I indulged in a fantastic strand of deep blue Iolite that has inspired a simple necklace and a few pairs of earrings:
Not entirely sure I like my new background style, but I wanted to try something a little different and the contrast with the bronze candle dish gives a neat effect I think.
And these garnet cluster earrings are my new favorite design:
Overall I was very pleased with the traffic and sales my little shop produced in December - earrings went everywhere from California to France and to Australia - it was nice to see a few sales after Christmas as well. I put up a coupon code sale for this holiday weekend on Etsy, hoping to kickstart January!