Jewelry artist falls off the face of the earth
No, not really. (Although she might want to at times).
I've just been a bit overwhelmed. Turns out trying to do full time work in 20 hours a week is a bit hard. Plus, I've been busy chasing these:
Work life balance is a little hard to achieve. At least for me. I don't want to work full time, since my little sweeties are still so small. Not that small, I guess. Eleven months old now! Where did the time go. Where are my tiny tinies?! They're walking! Of course they are. Walking at 10.5 months! It seems really early and I can't help wishing that they had stayed babies a bit longer. I probably won't have anymore, so I feel a bit cheated that I won't get a second go around at the sweet tiny baby part pf parenthood.
Well, on the studio front I've just been working away:
And as I am taking the above picture, out in the front yard:
LOL LOL LOL. I have two very dramatic babies. They're hilarious.
And this was a really fun project for a lovely lady in Rhode Island (a place I've never been, but have always wanted to visit):
I really just love the way I attached the palladium bezel. It makes me want to remake my own ring!
I have a couple of new things that I'm trying to finish and add to the shop, but extra time is a bit thin on the ground here. :-( I also have a bit of $$ from recycling all of my polishing sweeps for the last 4 years and I'm trying to decided what new equipment to buy. Maybe a ring stretcher/compressor? I really want to get a bead blaster, I love that texture. AND, I got some stuff that will blacken gold, so I am SO EXCITED to try that out. But I need the time. TIME TIME, whose got the time!?
Not me, obviously. I haven't even posted to my blog in a thousand years.... I think I am going to try to post every week. We'll see how it goes. haha.