Some stones in the picture above were already in my collection (the moonstones, prehnite chip, raw tourmaline nuggets, moonstone marquise-shaped stone, and the citrine briolette). However, the rest are new--I got so excited that I purchased a few more of some stones, rather than just one! I even stayed within my budget.
Last night, I spent the entire night creating pendants from these stones. Sorry, husband! It was quite a laborious night, but well worth it. Here is the "after" photo:
I am currently taking pictures of these exciting new designs, and will be adding them to my shop within the next few weeks. Being the perfectionist that I am, the pictures need to be "perfect"--good lighting that showcases the stone's actual shape, color, striations, etc.--so it may take awhile for me to physically post them online. For my blog viewers, I can reserve these yet-to-be-listed pendants for you. Please convo me for this option. I truly appreciate those who care to read my blog and visit my shop, however few and far between you are.
Lastly, I have created a few deeply personal collages this past week, one of which is listed for sale in my shop. Collaging is a constant past time that I have enjoyed for many years--I can spend the entire day collaging, without paying any attention to time's constraints. Each collage was created from cardstock, magazine images, and Paper Mod Podge (acid-free decoupage sealer, finish, and glue). I have yet to decide if I want to sell the ones not listed for sale. Here are their images...
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If you would like to share any of the information in this blog, please contact me first and ask. Then, give me a link to your site, so that I can blog about it. Respectful reciprocity is such a good thing.
Be good to one another. I've been thinking a lot about the cyclical nature of life, and the only thing that I can come up with is that phrase. Be good to one another. A simple phrase, something that we learned as children; but as adults, we oftentimes overlook this tried and true deed. Goodness begets goodness...positivity, positivity.