Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Charger says, "I'm Baaaaack!!!" and Finally Some of Our Latest Work

It's feels so good to have the charger back and the camera back in action!  YEAH!!!

First I celebrated by sending Kathy and Tom a photo of her new Starry Jasper Ridgelines pendant with Marcasite accents.  But, sorry, I'm not posting it until they have a chance to see it.

So, as promised, here are some photos of our latest work!  The new lights have helped tremendously, but something still isn't just quit right.  (I know about the focus problems on some of them, but I'm so happy to be able to shoot them that I'm posting them anyway!)  I don't know if anyone can tell, but to me the colors still aren't perfectly right.

A Spectacular Picture Jasper
We make our hidden bails as large as possible, so the pendants can be worn on a favorite chain.  This one looks so great on an omega chain that I have to figure out how to suspend it so I can photograph it on an omega!

Copper in Epidote & Quartz.
  I'm going to keep shooting until I do this incredible stone justice!

(Slightly out of focus) Boulder Opal Ridgelines Pendant.
SOLD September 13th, 2010.
The Boulder Opal moves very freely from the suspension rings, the framing rings are static.  Even though I still need to to the final polish on the edges of the Ridgelines, I couldn't resist photographing this pendant!

A Glowing Carnelian.
SOLD September 13th, 2010.
We both love them all, and we get to work with some truly great stones.  Carnelian and Labadorite might well be two of my personal favorites.  (Subject to change depending on what we're working on or playing with!)

Apache Rhyolite.
Both the Rhyolite and the surrounding circle/ring move freely on this Ridgelines Pendant.

These are just the latest pieces we've finished recently.  We have another seven custom pieces in line and a few more in the design/quote stage.  Custom work is always first off our bench so sometimes there's no telling what else will be finished in what order, but we have bezels made for another dozen stones and the designs are flowing!

I'll try to post some more photos of works in progress as we go.

Isn't it nice to be able to photograph as much as you want whenever you want?!?