New Jewelry Projects

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re all having a good week and that life is treating you well.  I’ve been hard at work these days working on my new jewelry designs for my booth at the upcoming Car Show being held at the Elks Lodge in South San Francisco in October.  I’m so excited!

Here is one piece I’m nearly done with, but not quite.  It’s a necklace with a lot of Tiger Eye in various shapes and sizes, combined with some Picture Jasper and a hint of Swarovski crystal mixed in.  The central stone is Tiger Eye that has been wrapped at the top with Sterling Silver wire.  I showed it to my mom when she visited yesterday and she was in awe of it!

Next, I just completed this bracelet, which has gorgeous Chrysocholla teardrops, round Chrysoprace beads that have these unusual gold tone curved and flat rounds, teardrop gold tone hammered pieces, genuine Lenox china flower charms and Swarovski crystal in different shades of green.  All of this is on a 14k gold plated chain.  It’s a nice, full bracelet and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

I also did a pair of earrings with a similar look with a Swarovski crystal on top, followed by a Chrysocholla teardrop and then one of the hammered teardrop gold tone pieces.

And lastly (so far) is a pendant with two shades of Turquoise that have been wrapped in Sterling Silver wire, with a Southwestern embellishment in the center.

There is one necklace that I’ve been working on that I won’t take pictures of.  During mom’s visit yesterday she saw it and didn’t seem approving of it and well, I know what that means.  Back to the old drawing board with that one!  Hey, I can’t argue too much since she has invested in this.  And I’m a mama’s boy, so I can’t help it.

Other than that, not too much new going on, except with a lot of work that I’ve been doing with the drag queen blog and I’ve SO been enjoying that.  Today I’m on telephone standby for jury duty and I have to call in between 11:15 and 11:45 to see if they need me.  I’m hoping they don’t because it’s a bit of a trek down to Redwood City, especially when the gas tank is pretty low.  Still, if I must, I must.

Thank you to my very good friend Richard for letting me use his camera to take these pictures!

Until next time, take care and have a great day!

Mark