Right before I left Atlanta, I sold these Zafiro pieces.
Due to my sales, I could justify spending. Sell a little, buy a little. This has been my unemployed way of thinking and it works out well. Last weekend, I saw that Gem Faire was in San Diego. That is where I saw my wedding ring back in March and blew the budget out of the water. ha! I saw Dennis and Cathy Johnson again of Blue Gem Trading Co. and told them how happy I am with my ring. In addition to southwest jewelry they sell a lot of antique and estate jewelry. A unique ring in their booth jumped out at me. I would love to wear this vintage Tiffany & Co. ring.
There is something about bright gold, this one is 18k. I have always loved Lapis, not to mention the 14 diamonds on the sides and twisted gold lines. Ok, didn't buy. Back to things I do need.
Gold chain. I needed gold chain. I had a budget of what I could spend at the show and adhered to it fairly closely. But, as the saying goes, "you have to spend money to make money."
I needed more chain, and unfortunately, money doesn't go too far with gold. I bought 70 feet of chain and 1oz of 26 gauge gold wire. Even though I didn't NEED any more gemstones, it is so hard to resist the hundreds of vendors with beautiful stones everywhere you look. I did want more labradorite for a specific necklace Im working on. It is one of my favorite stones and I couldn't pick just one strand so I bought 3: briolettes, tiny onion cut and marquis cut. I splurged last minute on the lapis lazuli briolettes. Look at the rich blue color, isn't it beautiful? Im going to pair them with a lot of gold and make sure the design screams middle east/exotic- a tribute to the gorgeous ring I didn't buy!
I started this chalcedony necklace the other day, so I added the new labradorite and I love how it is coming along. It is 18" long and has beautiful iridescence and sparkle. Plus all the richness of gold. Why do I love gold so much? LOVE.
These two necklaces look so good paired together. I will be trying to get all of my pieces pictured and up on my website soon. Busy busy.
To aid in accomplishing my goals this summer, my niece Kelli and I are going to start reporting our weekly goals to each other (which will eventually get to the blog I imagine) It's all about accountability! (Im trying to pump myself up here) I am also going to be setting big goals for the xmas lights this season. Its going to be the BEST. YEAR. EVER.