Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Current Jewelry Projects

Mark did two beautiful Pave' projects for a new manufacturing account in Santa Fe. They were for one of their Jewelry Designer customers. Over 100 stones in each 18k gold ring

Disc Ring. Over 6 cts of colored and white diamonds. Came out beautiful! Top view.

Disc Ring side view.

Ruby Ring Top View.

Ruby Ring Side View.

This is the type of work Mark loves to do. When he worked in Scottsdale, AZ this was almost a daily thing. Many years of learning and a LOT of skill in this kind of setting work. Can't wait for more of these projects!

What's New

Wow! I haven't blogged since May! These last three months have been a blur. Where to start...June was very busy for us with work. It has been so nice making money creating this jewelry for others instead of spending it to travel to craft shows. July was crazy busy and very encouraging especially in this economy. We felt like we were on a high and the universe said "Whoa" gotta throw you a curve ball so three weeks ago during big deadlines the plumbing line burst in the house we're renting. There was 3" of water through the whole house. Starting yesterday the whole house is being re-plumbed. Luckily a little reprieve from work but hard to kick back and relax when you're displaced. :(

We did manage to insulate our studio a couple weeks ago. Next drywall and it will be nice and toasty for the winter. Before this is was 105 degrees in there by 1pm and we were trying to work in it! The main line dug up from the re-plumb.

Line to the house dug up.

What was and will again be our living room.

Our Bedroom

Guest Room

So thank you Universe. Some challenges and discomfort but by the end of this week all will be back to normal and we can just focus on all the new work coming up.