|One of our pieces sold this winter - my|
favorite sterling and lapis necklace!
Thrilled to see it find a home.
Happy New Year! We're looking forward to 2011 - we have lots of plans and ideas, including attending international bead and gemstone shows, developing some new products, offering workshops, and as always, creating unique gemstone jewelry, devotional pieces and accessories. It's what we do :)
The end of 2010 was busy, which was nice both from a sales perspective and because busy winter holidays mean fun, family, and friends. One perk of having a partner (and sister) who makes devotional malas is the prospect of getting one for a gift - which I did. I picked out the beads for it; a set of lovely blue lapis 8mm beads, as well as sterling silver markers and a filigree guru bead. Amy hand knotted these into a traditional 108 bead mala and added a metallic blue handmade tassel which brings out the dark glints of pyrite in the lapis. I love it.
We now have a presence on deviantArt, under my login name of DesignerMoon. We've been highlighting the artistic aspect of our work there. It seems a great place to get inspired by other great art, interact with more of the online beading community, and use the space to provide expanded descriptions and stories for the pieces. Check out the journal there for updates and features unique to the dA environment.
Keep your eyes on the blog here for more updates, but especially for features about the interesting stories behind gemstones and the unique stuff we make from them! Hope you have a beautiful New Year.