FSOJ: Autumn week 5



I had a custom order that was sitting on the back burner that I decided to get out of the way for this week… a rear view mirror ornament. This was really one of those destined pieces. I had been thinking about making some of these ornaments while sitting at my last show, when a local woman came up with a crystal piont and asked me to make her a custom rear view mirror ornament. Serendipity for sure… and so, I finally did it and will be making more soon.

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Week Three: Earrings





This has been a crazy week so I didn’t have much time to really devote to making jewelry. I spent my weekend taking my 3 year old son on his first camping trip, so I had no time that I could utilize for jewelry over the weekend – hence, the quickie earrings I cranked out to keep up with the project in a timely manner.

I might have tried taking some supplies along with me but that we were hiking into primitive forest about 10:30 at night, in the dark… just me and my son, and god knows I had enough to carry in addition to having to hold my little mans hand the whole way in (which was a somewhat precarious trip) who was a little concerned about his mommy leading him into dark woods in the middle of the night. LOL But we were meeting friends who also had children who were already out there, and I kept encouraging him on with the promise that his Kat and Adrianna would be waiting for him… after about the first 10 minutes on the trail, he began to doubt me and insisted that Kat and Adrianna were in school, not in the dark woods and that we were lost and should go home. But he held my hand in a death grip and we continued forward. He was so pleased when we arrived in the camp site and his buddies, Kat and Adrianna, were waiting for him – just as mommy had said. He had the best time of his life that weekend, and he keeps urging me to take him camping again… so I guess the dark and scary trip in was worth it to him after all. 🙂

Week Four: Earrings too

Well, I had hoped to be able to put aside time this week to make a piece worth of the FSOJ project, but again it has been hectic to say the least. I quit my job and got a new one… I think I am going to like this job much better than the last. However, this one is going to be a BIG adjustment for me as it has more than doubled my drive time each day and I now have to get up at five in the morning to get to work on time… UGH. I am really nocturnal by nature, so this is a challenge for me. It leaves me greatly exhasted by the end of the day and I seem to be void of any creativity. However, I am looking forward to having the weekend to put aside some time to bait my muse into helping me to create a worth piece for next weeks entry. :::crosses fingers:::

Week Two: Luna # 12 in Autumn Colors


For week two, I decided to use a custom ordered piece from my last show which I completed in time for the entry. She is another Luna from my Luna Series created with green garnet and hessonite garnet…. her Name is Autumn Moon. These colors are so beautiful together. Very rich combination. She will be a Christmas gift for the customers mother. I hope that she will like it as much as her daughter insists she will. 🙂 Autumn Moon was fun to make, as were all of her sisters. I really enjoy making these pendants. Each one has it’s own unique character, just like little people.