Monday, February 28, 2011

About last night's sunset.

Optimistically, I'm looking at this as the sun setting on winter. Tomorrow is March, and it's raining right now. Is winter's back finally broken? Can we do a dance for daffodils now? I'm ready to bust out my 'Ke-dollar-sign-ha' moves should that be necessary.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm keeping this baby.

 It's not very often that I spend a lot of time creating something completely one-of-a-kind and then decide to keep it for myself. But this crazy lace agate ring? It's mine now. I had originally planned to leave the sterling silver bright, but I just oxidized it dark yesterday. I knew it would make the white pop more, but was so pleasantly surprised when it really made the pink and mauve tones come alive. I just love the suggestion of femininity in this stone, the lace detail and the color palette.

If you're a maker, do you have a hard time keeping things you make for yourself, especially if they're one-of-a-kind? Is it hard to justify the loss of that potential income, or do you consider it a kind of advertising, if you know you'll wear it/use it a lot?

{ and if you really, really like this stone and ring combo, I have two more Crazy Lace Agate stones, I'm thinking about setting them this way and putting them in the shop, so stay tuned! }