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Em’s Jewelry

Why someone would ask Em if she was jealous is beyond me.  These are some of the jewelry she has given me over the years.  I need to polish a couple, but they are still beautiful.

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The twisty-design metal connectors in the necklace in the third photo… Yeah, she made those.  I would consider myself a beginning apprentice compared to where she’s at.

She could be making so much money if she would just put her stuff up on Etsy and start promoting.  I keep bugging her about it.

I just bought a soldering torch and am going to start experimenting soon.  She needs to get her butt out here to help me, so I don’t meld my fingers together.  🙂

MJ’s Jewelry Pieces

I have to say that I am beyond proud of MJ.  Her jewelry is wonderfully done.  It is truly “her”, whimsy, faerie, woodsy, delicate, creative, not ordinary, and endlessly feminine, which is kind of funny because you wouldn’t catch her in a dress unless she’s forced to wear one.

 Everything she IS she has worked into her pieces.

One summer while I was visiting we just made jewelry like crazy.  We learned from each other, collaborated on stuff, and I taught her a few things. 

What I can’t teach her is what she already has inside of her.  She brought that out all by her DANG self and took off with it!  Here we now have beautiful one of a kind pieces of art.  All I really showed her was how to wrap a head pin..lol!  She has such a creative mind.  I love her style.

Growing up, both of us thought we had issues with “finding” our style.  Looking back I can see it was always there, I would say more for her than me, but I think she would say the same about me. 

Now that we are older and fearless, we aren’t scared to run with the faeries, chase the butterflies and believe in magic!  MJ clearly shows that in her jewelry. 

MJ, you are creating magic!  Keep going!  I’ll get on track one of these days, but for now I just love to see what you are doing. 

Someone asked me if I was jealous!  NOPE!  I am proud!   I love that you call me and ask me what I think.  You sometimes think you are bothering me, but NEVER!  I am always excited to see what you have come up with. 

Are you giving that necklace to you know who?  I think you should… sorry I’m a tad biased 🙂

I Love you to the moon MJ!  You are my inspiration, since we were FIVE!  (did you know that?)

Here’s to lifetime friendships! 

Sprinkled with some faerie dust…

Yes MJ, I know it’s Saturday, I just couldn’t help myself, had to write about you!

The pic is a ring that MJ bought me …oh IDK.. Maybe 15 or more years ago??  Let’s just say forever ago.  I wear it on my left thumb, and I’ve even replaced a stone.  I will NOT take it off, they even let me wear it during surgery.
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What I’ve Been Up To

I finally finished some pieces of jewelry.  Well, kind of.  I need to finish the matching earring and attach a clasp to the bracelet, but I should have them ready to put up in my Etsy shop by Monday.

I made these for my mom for Mother’s Day.

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Made from sterling silver, rainbow moonstone, garnet, and smoky quartz.

Here is the earring I made.  I am halfway done with its mate.

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I used sterling silver, labradorite, tourmalinated quartz, garnet, smoky quartz, and moss agate.

And the bracelet:

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For this one, I used sterling silver, pewter, green quartz, garnet, tourmalinated quartz, pearl, prehnite, and rainbow moonstone.

Finally, the necklace.  My daughter keeps begging me to give it to her.

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The materials used were sterling silver, carnelian, lemon smoky quartz, garnet, pearl, and iolite.

I may post occasionally about my jewelry on here, but mainly I’ll be posting about it on my other blog that I just started up.  If you’re interested, you can follow there and get posts on new pieces before they go up in my Etsy store.  So, in a way, you’d get first dibs on pieces that you like before they go in my shop.

I downloaded a bunch of pics on Flickr of past pieces I made:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/abbyandgrr/

My other blog: http://girlygrr.wordpress.com/

I hope you’ll follow me there!