Wednesday, October 30, 2019

October Creations & Weekends

October’s *Indian summer is fading and November is just around the corner. It gets dark around 6 pm now and after the daylight saving ends the sun is gone around 5. The dark season is arriving...!  I used to like the hot weather but as I age I’m becoming to appreciate the cooler weather. A lot have happened this month. Good news, not so good news, heartwarming events... That aside, I’m hoping to create fall/winter inspired jewelry pieces. Not sure if my production will speed up as I get more skilled but I spend hours and hours completing each piece. I’d like to showcase more in my Etsy shop but it’s so hard to build up the inventory! So, here are some stuff I recently made. Some were happily sent to their new homes. Happy Halloween ðŸŽƒ

*I didn’t know what “Indian summer” is translated in Japanese until my dad told me the other day. It is “koharubiyori 小春日和” which means a warm spring like sunny day. Well, it’s a little different from Californian version of Indian summer, isn’t it? It is so brutally hot like we are back to mid summer! 

10月のインディアンサマー*が去って行き、11月が近づいてきました。6時には暗くなり始め、サマータイムが終わって時間が1時間早まると5時には日が沈んでしまう日々の訪れ。どんより暗ーい季節の到来。とはいえ、年齢を重ねるにつれ、暑いよりもひんやり涼しい方がよくなってきたような…。今月は色々ありました。いいことだったりあまり良くないことだったり。じんわりと心温まることだったり。そんな中、秋冬のジュエリー制作に励んでおります。もっと経験を積めばもっと能率よくスピーディになるのかどうか、、、ひとつひとつ時間がかかりすぎて、なかなかEtsyへの出品数も限られてしまってます。。というわけで、こちら、最近の作品たち。晴れて旅立って行ったものも含みます。ハッピーハロウィ~ン ðŸŽƒ

*「インディアンサマー」の訳、小春日和だったとは。先日父に教わるまで知りませんでした。ほかの州は違うのかもだけど、カリフォルニアのインディアンサマーは真夏に逆戻りしたような猛暑なのでいまいちしっくりこず。(おかげでまたもバテてしまったのでした… )

“Tragedies do happen. We can discover the reason, blame others, imagine how different our lives would be had they not occurred. But none of that is important: they did occur, and so be it. From there onward we must put aside the fear that they awoke in us and begin to rebuild.” – Paulo Coelho


Monday, October 7, 2019

Summer Autumn Transition

October already. Later sunrises & early sunsets. A few days of very cool days, then the warm days kick back again before entering the winter. The season is transitioning. My Etsy shop had a good summertime but the productivity couldn’t catch up :( and it has been running a little short in inventory. Happy to say, many items showcased here are sold out! I’ve been back to creating daily so there are more selections for the holiday season. Mixed metals, bezeled or beaded multistones, many more rings. I love receiving Etsy convos and emails. Feel free to hit me up! 

はやくも10月。ぐっと肌寒い日が続いたかと思ったらまた暑くなったり、そうこうしているうちに冬が訪れ.... å¤‰ã‚ã‚Šã‚†ãå­£ç¯€、ですね。Etsyの方は夏の間おかげさまで好調だったのですが、新作のアップが追いつかず、少々品薄状態です。↑こちらの商品の多くは完売済みです。ありがとうございます!クリスマス前にもっとセレクションを広げるべく作業の日々です。ゴールドシルバーのミックスメタル、彫金やビーズのマルチストーン、リングなどなど。Etsyのメッセージやメールはいつも嬉しくやる気に繋がります。お気軽にお問い合わせくださいね。

Monday, July 8, 2019

Recent Jewelry Creation & Thoughts

It’s been a while.
Seems like all the blogger apps I was using went obsolete.. these things never last, do they?
Unless there are any new ones out there, I’m going back to the browser to write, 
which is a little tricky, but not as bad as before.

So, my last post was done in March and here are what I’ve created and sold since.



I’ve bought intriguing new stones that have been giving me new positive vibes and inspiration.
Grandidierite, rough multi-colored spinel, garden/phantom quartz, imperial topaz, chrysocolla and raw Ethiopian opal. All different shapes, sizes and textures. 
Maybe I shopped too much last month. It certainly becomes obsession and I have to pace myself!

Many soldering has been happening on my desk with sterling silver, fine silver, gold filled and 14K&18K solid gold. I wanted to do more experiments with 18K gold but the gold price has been going up nonstop lately so it’s not a good time unfortunately..

I added some ruby jewelry, the July’s birthstone.
Also the blue green colored stones have been special to me.
Grandidierite’s mysterious blue is too beautiful for words and chrysocolla’s patterns are 
so natural and earthy.

Well, I have so many more new things to create out of these beauties.
Hope to write more later!






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