I finally got the package of faceted stones I've been waiting for! Now that I'm a little more comfortable with setting them I want colors! I now have amethyst, citrine, peridot, and two different garnets (almandine and pyrope). This week had lots of doctor's appointments and other obligations, so I didn't get to do any work in the studio until Friday :(
I made another pair of small rectangle posts with the 2mm almandine garnets. I'm still playing with this design. I like the idea, but the original pair didn't sit quite right. I'm experimenting with the placement of the ear post. I think if I place it a little lower on the earring, the earring will not tilt down so much when worn. I really hope I can make it work at this size, because I love the design! It's nice and clean, small, unobtrusive - perfect for anything casual, or for when you have very small children who like to pull on things that dangle :)
I also started work on a few more basic ring designs using the colored stones, but I probably won't finish those until Monday, so no pics yet. DH was busy that afternoon, so no process pics :( I am planning another big photo shoot for next week (probably Tuesday) - so I will finally have some really nice photos of the new work - not just quickie blog snapshots! This will, of course, also mean the new work will finally be listed in my shops sometime near the end of next week - I will keep you posted!