Category Archives: gemstones/semi precious stones
Birthday celebrations and a hectic work schedule has taken me off this blog for some time now. This week we are celebrating a long weekend: 4 days of no work! First, there’s the real weekend, Saturday and Sunday, and then August 29 we will be celebrating our National Hero’s Day and another national holiday on the 30th to mark the end of Ramadan.
Because of this, I started to keep busy again with these new listings now posted in my shop:
ENCHANTING FOREST: deep green jasper embraced in 14k gold and hangs from midnight faceted Austrian crystals.
Sorry for the lack of post, guys! Two weeks ago way up until last weekend, you all know I joined a weddings expo. And since it would have been my first time to join one, I had to prepare. From the business cards to the flyers, way up to the products and accessories that would adorn my little vignette. I can proudly say I’ve gotten lots of queries and I’m quite surprised how many couples are not aware of customized ceremony candles and wedding cords yet 🙂 Well, I’m right here if you need one 🙂 The two full days of being in the expo tired me up so much that I just plopped down in bed when I got home. Then Monday came and it was back to work, my day job, I mean. But that did not stop there. The whole work week was just that: WORK. There was so much to do and so many deadlines to meet. I had to stay in the office later than usual and by the time I got home, all the time I had left were for my family. Now that everything’s back to normal, I’m now in my crafty creative mode, finishing some custom orders, which deserves a post of its own. ‘Til then!
One thing I like about custom orders is the liberality and the extent of creativeness I can do with a piece 🙂
Here are a few requests I have recently made:
If you’d like me to create something magical for you too, do let me know 🙂
The latest object of attention of Neiman Marcus‘ Senior Accessories Editor, Roopal Patel are fabulous bordeaux items.
I have always loved this color. Most of the time, however, I’d forget its name and would just describe it as dark red or the color of wine. I think it’s a safe bet if you want to wear something within the family of the color red but are not daring enough to do so or if it does not fit your skin complexion.
Upon browsing through all of Ms. Patel’s bordeaux choices, I can’t help but realize that the color can and does resemble that of garnet! Garnet has a deep dark red color which is sometimes difficult to photograph. I have spent hours trying to get the right hues of the color come out. Most of the time, I’d wait for different times of the day just to get that perfect shot.
I am not a professional photographer but I do know how to balance light or ISO settings. Most of the time I will use macro shots. But thanks to my trusty Canon G10, which was a gift from my dad, I was able to capture these wonderful shots of garnet:
The necklace in the first photo is available here.
The one in the second photo was a custom request for a garnet necklace and earring set, garnet being her birth month.
Now that Angela’s bridal headpiece is on its way, I have yet to decide what my next collection will be. Apart from the customized orders I have already pending on my desk, I was able to find time to conceptualize 3 new collections. The only problem is, I now don’t know which to set up first:
The Web Series
The Filigree Collection
What do you think?
….are some of the gemstones and pearls I will be using for my Christmas collection 🙂
South Sea Shell Pearls
Rock crystal quartz free form nuggets, faceted crystal rondelles, German crystals,
Carved Blueberry quartz
Alexandrite, Denim quartz, Opalite (Tiffany Stone), Acqua quartz,
Kyanite, Yellow Opal, Black German crystal
And what I am currently working on:
Peridot crystal quartz and south sea shell pearls wire wrapped in 10k solid gold
So many things to do so little time!
Instead of backtracking my lack of posts, I’ll give you a brief overview of some of the pieces i’ve made for my winter collection.
I’ll be back in a few to post more! stay tuned!
I can start feeling the Christmas spirit with all the greens, and reds and blues and white!