When I made the decision to focus on my own jewelry I also made the decision to let the Cara Luna name go dormant for now. I needed a name that encompasses the new direction my jewelry designs are taking.
The new name is a hint. I’m not quite ready to reveal the new line as I’m still doing some research and trying to budget for the new tools I need. Suffice it to say that it involves melting something. Glass to be exact. Oboy, oboy, oboy!!
I’ve started the website that will feature the new line. It can be seen HERE. It’s just the flash intro and the “Coming Soon” page, but it’s PRETTY. Yellows and oranges are my thing these days; I think it’s tied to my fire obsession. This page will ultimately link to my Etsy store and should be up and running as soon as I have enough product to post. So check it out and tell me what you think.
While you’re at it, leave me a note here in the comments if there’s something specific you’d like to see in the new line. I want the line to reflect the tastes of those close to me. I’m not terribly interested in designing for anonymous people whose tastes may or may not even resemble my own. Let me know what you like. Who knows, you might see it here soon!
In the meantime, dream of Fireflies. They’re magical, mystical, and miraculous.
Onwards and Upwards!! You can’t keep a good woman down!! Tally-ho, Pip Pip and all that rot.
Along with those torpedoes, damn the guilt, the laundry, the housework, and the hundred other things that can keep us from doing what we really want to do. Well, ok….except for the laundry. I can do laundry and still do other stuff at the same time. Gotta pretend to get SOMETHING sort-of domestic happening in order to maintain my delusion that yes, I can do it all. Suddenly that bad commercial from the 70’s with a woman in a red dress singing something about bringing home the bacon just flashed before my eyes. Every so often I forget how horribly tacky the 70’s were and then I have a nostalgia flashback. But I digress……
These are the stones for the next batch of jewelry. Spiffy, huh? That is a massive Rose Quartz and it’s got tons of rose colour. Sometimes they can be pale, but not this baby….she’s plenty rosie. The two Labradorites may end up in one piece or in two. I haven’t decided yet but it’s sure to be quite lovely as Labradorite has that gorgeous glow to it. As for the Tiger’s Eye, it may not make it to the shelf. It’s a really unique stone; those dark bands you see are actually what appear to be Hematite…..deeply glossy and shiny Hematite. I’m not sure I will be able to let go of it.
These are pieces of Dichroic Glass that I’ve had forever. I’m still not 100% sure what direction I’m going to take these, but it’s sure to be a wild ride. I love the contrast between these pieces and natural cabochons. Someday I’m going to make my own glass cabs. Glass is, after all, just one more thing I can melt, right?
Now I’m going to ask you all for some feedback. These are another round of big and chunky pieces. Which do you prefer….*Big and Chunky* or *Pretty and Delicate*? I’m going to let you decide what will come next after these are done. Leave me a comment and let me know what direction YOU think I should take. These creative journeys are always more fun when I have some company. 🙂
So here we go…another jewelry blitz. Damn the Torpedoes!! Full Steam Ahead!!!
Posted in Art, Crafts, Jewelry, Jewelry making, Motivation
Tagged cabochon, designer jewelry, dichroic glass, goldsmith, labradorite, motivation, muse, rose quartz, silver jewelry, silversmith, stone setting, tiger's eye