Custom personalized name rings in sterling silver with flush set birthstones.

So.. today I finally finished this set of name rings with birthstones flushed set on each side.  Flush so much fun..but also challenging. I think I finally can say I feel truly comfortable with doing this on a regular basis.  After much much kind of begins to click in my brain ..and I realize it is technique ..and the way you hold your handpiece..etc.

Yes, I can flush set stones now.  It's something I like saying...

Believe it or not..I am still plugging away on orders still.  I am moving slower it feels. I feel a bit fatigued in the hands..and it spooks me. I think they need solid rest..but they are not really getting it yet..

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend.  It was snowing here last night and yesterday evening..dark cloudy ..rainy skies..where I live right now..  I am praying for happier weather..or at least some sun!

Cheers my blogger friends!

I am a "Jewelress".....

My last pair of gorgeous Labradorite 10mm studs - sold & shipped. My camera loves this stone.  It was hard to let go of these..soooo pretty!

 Okay, what's that? A "Jewelress"?  Yesterday, my 9 year old daughter and I were driving to the store, and she was telling me a story of how she described me and my job to her class.  In the story she calls me a "Jewelress".  I think she means "Jeweler".  It made me laugh!  And, I it made me think about this.... what do I call myself?   Perspectively, I have been realizing the state of my life with jewelry and how far I have finally come.  For some of you who know early background is not in jewelry.  Jewelry has always been a hobby up until the last 2 years. 

I actually practiced Dental Hygiene for nearly 10 years.  I liked working with hand instruments. (dental people call their tools .."instruments"...whatever!)  I had a hand piece and we played with casting too..and well, there are lots of similarity's except you are working on live human teeth and not as much metals (except fillings, and crowns.)    The "live" part is what was very hard with this profession.  It is extremely tense work and very very monotonous & routine.  My mentality was exhausted and I realized that I was not growing in this field.  Although, Dental Hygiene is a very respectable and well paying job for a mom...I realized it was not meant for me.

This video is hilarious!  Take 2 minutes to watch it!  It hit's home!  
Thanks to my friend Missy for sharing funny!!

So, in the meantime..I have been developing my jewelry hobby...running another family business on a part time level..and also being a mom.  Yes, I feel very very busy!  But, I am extremely overall healthy and happier now with what I do for a living. This makes a big difference when the sun is out ...finally! Ha ha! I can finally feel true happiness as I grow and grow in doing what I love. 

My shop is in vacation mode for this week as I get caught up on orders and give my hands a bit of a they are a little sore..but better now.  I will be back check in a few days.

Have a great weekend folks!  Enjoy your neck of the the sun is out where I live and I so need to ride my bike in it. It's calling me!


Playing with Diamonds!

I have collected a few diamonds in the past years hoping to build courage and confidence in one day that I would eventually set them!  Rose cut diamonds are simple to set now!  This setting is actually made with PMC3 and fine silver bezels.   They are not itty bitty diamond studs..although the diamonds only measure 4mm the setting is about 6mm wide.  They are perfect for everyday wear. On sale now in the shop!

Diamond Flush Setting in 3 mm wide ring band..personalized!

Also..have been doing more flush settings..which once you get a method down pretty fun to do. Up until is intense. But practice, practice and I mean practice..and well it does pay off!

The sun has finally hit Central Oregon..finally!  The reason we moved here was because the amount of sun we are supposed to have here in comparison to Portland, Oregon.  The last few years..I think we have half the amount or even less sunshine..but BOY! I am so much happier when there is light..what a difference it makes.  Thank you SUN!  YES, LIGHT!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!  Enjoy your mom..I love love my very much! I wanted to make her a piece of jewelry but she said to wait till next year this time.  Instead I bought her some work out yoga videos and books to help her with diet..etc.  Please pray for my mom..that she will get much better..thank you!

Love you all..thank you for supporting my work and does mean a lot!