Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Preparation

Christmas Preparation

Year End Jewelry SALE!


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Rainy Thanksgiving Weekend

Long weekend has passed peacefully.

Had a nice traditional thanksgiving meal pairing with apple pie, pumpkin pie and blackberry wine this year.

After beautiful Thanksgiving Day, it went down to pouring whole weekend, unfotunately. But that led us to do a major clean-up in the closet and every drawer in the house, which made a nice amount of bags full of donation items. Such a refreshing feeling! The rain turned out to be a good thing in the end.

And doves. I'm not sure where these sweet guys hide during such a heavy rain but when it cleared up, Lulu and Oscar showed up for sunflower seeds as usual. They never skip a day. Two more pairs besides them appear to be living together. According to what I read, mourning doves roost in flocks except the breeding season. I noticed that Oscar stopped "mourning" a few months ago, and I haven't also seen them lovey dovey towards each other since then. They still show up together and eat together but seem kind of distant. It's fun to watch and see different habits of these wild creatures throughout the year. Learning each individual's personality is quite interesting. By the way, Lulu has gotten quite bold with me. She walks near the window in front of me like this, to be noticed and be fed. So cute.

Lastly, it's been 4 months since Loki, the little turtle joined the family. She was so tiny and ill for the first two months. I've heard that the baby turtles often have hard time surviving and there was a time that she really struggled, going back and forth between recovery and sickness. Miraculously she got fully recovered and tripled in size! (Her shell was 3.5cm, now 10cm.) Well, she's still quite a high-maintenance girl but getting more mature and charming everyday. She seems to be happy as long as she has her heater, basking lamp and tuna fish. She is getting bigger day by day!






Jewelry Set & Sale

Chrysoprase necklace with these matching earrings.
Also today is the last day for 20% off sale.
Happy shopping!


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Jewelry Work of the Week


Modified work, brand new designs, etc.
Made a second pair of round copper earrings. I couldn't get the seamline between the silver and copper fit tightly enough for soldering so I ended up adding some more copper pieces on the back to fill the gap. I figure that copper sheet needed to slightly overwlap the silver wire frame but I like how this one turned out so I might stick to this method.
Labradorite, prasiolite, amethyst, rock crystal, chrysoprase, moss aquamarine, etc, etc.
I got a little playful and made three earrings that are unique asymmetrical mismatching pairs.
Moss aquamarine. Although it is considered a low grade beryl, I adore its dreamy soothing cloudy greyish blue tone with natural inclusions. It's like ocean water. It is in fact believed to protect travelers on water.


Simple Modern

Simple Modern

Autumn Celebration

Autumn Celebration

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Election is almost there and I have to say, this Election made me think a lot and gave me the opportunity to evaluate and rethink about what kind of person I want to be. My head is in a bit of a clear state after all and I'm thankful for that.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Jewels, jewels.


New items are these bezel bracelets at the end: Amethyst drop with prehnite, and padparadscha sapphire with hessonite garnet.
Padparadscha means "lotus blossom" in Sanskrit, which tone is orangish salmon pink. Quite unique it is, romantic and somewhat exotic. I wanted to make this one have a dainty boho appeal.


Sunny Day, Play of the Light


The sun has been back!
It was a perfect day to take my Nikon out for a walk.
Capturing colors, shadows and movement under the sunlight...
Not much of the autumn scenes.
I have to go inland or northern for autumn colors.



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