02 September 2009

Two CO's and a Game Plan

Rusted Rose Necklace
Fossil Coral, Garnet, Sterling Silver

Autumn Falls Necklace
Red Creek Jasper, Songea Sapphire, Cubic Zirconia, Sterling Silver

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And as for the giveaway . . .
Sadly, I think it's just going to have to wait until after my show.
I don't think I'll be able to pull off doing both.
But I PROMISE I'll make it worth your while to wait!!!
The show, Centerfest, is in Durham the weekend of September 19-20.
I will have the giveaway right after, so within three weeks.

Eeep! How could I have forgotten?

Here's the plan.
It will be a tiny little display.
I have sixteen days.
My goals are:
15 Necklaces
15 earrings
15 rings
5 bracelets . . . maybe?
So really, I'm looking at trying to make a necklace, ring,
and pair of earrings each day between now and then.
Seemingly an impossible task for the worlds slowest metalsmith.

BUT I am going to be positive!
And take it a day at a time.
This means I probably will not be blogging too much for the next couple weeks.
And Etsy updates might be fewer and further between,
as I don't know how much time I'll be able to allot to
photographing and writing about new work.

But know I'm here and still working away,
and hopefully will have a smattering of sweets for you by the end of the month.

Hope you all are having a lovely week.
And now . . .
back to work with me.



  1. I'd say you have your work cut out for you...good luck JJ! I wish I were in Durham, I would drop by and visit you and cheer for you.
    Love the new creations... beautiful!


  2. Oh, that top stone, those colors! Love the necklaces. I have faith- you have a plan, you can do it!

  3. More beautiful pieces. I don't know how you get the saw to work like you do but girl, you've got skills!!

    I'll drop in to see you at Center Fest (if you're not too busy).


  4. All right Ms Rosy the jewelry angles have been summoned so all should be at it is meant to be. I shall miss your blogging BUT will be with you in spirit as you work your little tail off!!! The necklaces are....of course...beautiful Love the rusted rose...the stone has a picture of it's own.
    Enjoy the journey these next few weeks, i look forward to seeing how everything went and don't forget to take some pics of your booth for us...I am sure I speak for more than just myself here...right ladies???
    Love and Light

  5. okay, just realized I wrote angles instead of angels...kinda like cononut!!! lol

  6. ...YES...U...CAN...&...ENJOY it!

  7. Since I won't be at Centerfest (and I usually drop a mortgage payment at your booth) you will probably have more to sell... I totally would have bought BOTH of those necklaces..too bad I actually have to work this week and can't stalk you on etsy.

  8. You can do it! Have faith (& lots of coffee!) ..good luck!