Put up some photos on Foliomo. You can take a look here:
Now Oddly Enchanting Luxe has an actual business page on Facebook. You can like it here:
Thought I'd gather as many links in one place as possible- for my sanity and yours. The UsTrendy shop is still under construction, but I went ahead and put the badge up for future reference.
I've finally got my Artfire studio up and running for my luxe designs. The main OddlyEnchanting on Artfire needs to be revamped, but this studio is ready to go. I'll be listing more listings on Artfire than Etsy in the coming weeks, so the Artfire studio will be the place to go for new designs.
I know that I constantly blather on to anyone who will listen about Hedgehog Fibres yarn, and I'm definitely not alone. Seriously, Beata updates her shop and within hours of her email it's darn near empty. You have to be quick to get your hands on her fantastic yarn! It's well worth it, though. Sunday's update included this beautiful batch of silk/merino singles yarn in a colorway called Aroma. I wish I could buy every single hank she's got listed! It's crazy, really, as I've got more yarn in my stash than I know what to do with. I guess a few more hanks couldn't hurt, though, right?
This dreamy bracelet marries cool, pale blue larimar and AAA sky blue topaz with cream colored scapolite and warm brown and green andalusite on handmade fine silver ball ended head pins. A large 16mm faceted whisky quartz scissor cut round accented by sterling silver flower bead caps and scapolite rondelles hangs from the sterling silver hook clasp. The main length of chain is hand formed by wire wrapping each individual head pin to another, accented by a pair of swirled hollow Bali style sterling silver beads.
The beautiful and unusual gemstones used in this bracelet work wonderfully together. Larimar is a rare variety of pectolite only found in the Dominican Republic, and its blue color varies in intensity from brilliant aqua to pale watery blue. Andalusite of the clear variety was first found in Andalusia, Spain. Faceted andalusite stones give a play of red, green, and yellow colors that resembles a muted form of iridescence, although the colors are actually the result of unusually strong pleochroism. Scapolite was originally discovered in 1913 in the Mogok Stone Tract in upper Burma (Myanmar). There, white, pink, yellowish or violet stones of high quality are found. Scapolite is found in many areas of the world, unfortunately it is only found sparsely and in small pockets, making it very rare.
The bracelet measures 8 inches long, and is intended to fit closely to the wrist. A 1/2 inch length of 4mm sterling silver rolo chain gives it a bit of flexibility, as the bracelet can be lengthened by added matching chain to the other side. Please keep in mind that there is some length needed to navigate the clasp into closing. For the best fit, please send along the wrist measurement when ordering.
Today started with a splitting headache that wouldn't quit. My solution? Off to bed for a mid-afternoon nap. Oh, and a Harry Potter movie marathon was on, which diverted my attention away from actual work. I did manage to get in a couple photos that will be edited tomorrow, and I'm finishing up a new bracelet design using larimar, andalusite, scapolite, and whisky quartz. It's really delightful with the shades of cream and brown contrasting with the pale blue of the larimar. Should be done tomorrow, I think. Until then the jellybean colored sapphire necklace above should make for nice eye candy.
Finally getting around to updating my Flickr photostream, Facebook page, and joining Etsy teams in South Carolina.
My sweet sorrow necklace made it into an Etsy treasury today!
A little bit about me. I'm an Army brat that's finally somewhat settled after a childhood spent....everywhere. We just moved to Upstate South Carolina, and I've got to say, I love it here!