Sunday, June 19, 2011

New earrings and other pieces in my shop

I mentioned in January my plan to increase my shop inventory to 200 items before October - it's harder than it sounds! I've been floating in the mid 130's for the past few weeks so that's a nice boost over the ~80 items I had when I first declared my goals.

Here are some new favorites I've added lately, starting with my sapphire and iolite bracelet which I just love if I do say so myself!


Some things I list and think "oh now this must just FLY out of my shop" and I'm often wrong, but I know this garnet necklace will find a home one day, and I'm still betting it's soon!


I've got a few earrings based on this simple cascade design - varying lengths of stones dangling from chains for an elegant effect, here shown in green amethyst:


Of course sometimes I go back to pieces that haven't sold and rework them. These HUGE citrine teardrops were revised with a little more of a wrap than I originally had, they are very bold but such lovely large stones.


And finally I picked up a strand of these adorable Trillion cut crystal quartz - these are like perfect pyramids of diamond - they sparkle so much from the detailed surface faceting and needed little extra dressing up from me!


And of course I've been reworking my pictures (again I know!). I picked up this garden trug at Pottery Barn a year or two back and it's a lovely weathered gray wood. It also has overlapping surfaces which help add dimension when I want to show something draped (like in the citrine earrings above), and I love the way the rustic neutral tone sets up the shining sparkle of silver and stones, so I might just stick with this as my main backdrop for a little while!

6 comments:

  1. Those are some lovely stones! (and you've made gorgeous pieces with them) I know exactly what you mean about reworking a piece, and doing retakes on pics. I've done it so many times. There are a few things in our shop I thought would "fly off the shelves"... but there they still sit. (shrug)

    You need to pop over to craftcult and get a shop widget. I've had several people click from my blog right into my shop by having it. You should try it :)

    The trug is very cool!

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