My Marie Antoinette earrings didn’t win an American Gem Trade Association Spectrum award, but I got positive feedback, so I feel proud anyway. Thanks to Cheryl Kremkow for including my design in her post about earring trends at the awards.
I already know which design I’m going to enter in next year’s awards. I haven’t even made it yet but I know it will blow everyone’s mind!
High Polish, another jewelry blog, got into the Halloween spirit with my silver Juana skull necklace.
I have so many variations on my Juana skull design — different necklaces, lockets, rings and cufflinks. But I am still excited to do another one. After creating the chunky Juana skull ring in sterling silver for gorgeous designer/blogger Stacy Lomman, I feel the need to do the style in 18K yellow gold.
Yellow gold — 18K yellow gold, specifically — is my favorite metal to work with, so no design feels “done” until I have the yellow gold version.
Thanks for the blog love, Cheryl and High Polish!
In other jewelry news, this is the last day to get 50% off my cute bat necklaces in my Halloween sale. These pieces are good gifts for Batman fans, because they have rather human-like faces. They’ll go back to full price tomorrow.
In non-jewelry news, gorgeous blogger Susan of Une femme d’un certain age paid tribute to FitzRoy the cat in pumpkin form.
I keep looking at the picture and LOLing. Pumpkin cat looks seriously disgruntled, just like the real thing. Susan, your work is gourd-juss!
Happy Halloween, everyone! And keep sending good vibes to the people trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy.