Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hammer textures

Hammer-cut and Driftwood with a high polish

 Driftwood with satin matte
Driftwood with satin matte
Driftwood with a high polish

Driftwood with a high polish

Water texture with satin matte

Water texture with satin matte

Hammer Cut with satin matte

Hammer cut with a high polish

I am Mr Albert from UK i will love to purchase your item for my daughter as a new year present and i will love to purchase 1 unit and i will be paying via pay pal so send me your pay pal email address so i can send the payment to you immediately .also you can email me direct to my email : okoloalbert23 [!at] .Thanks i await your mail

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hello There Seller

I got like 5 of these this morning:

There seller i was suffering before i came ac cross this classified site and i really have big interesting in ur item and immediately purchase of the item i will like to asked some question before i tell my client to go ahead for the payment .
But i want to ask this question,Are you the owner ?is it in good
condition?,can you tell me more about it ?and above all how much do you want to
sell and the last price you will be willing to sell it for me?
Am going to pay you with cashier check.
Try and send the information below
(1)full name.......
(2)contact address........
(3)phone number...
for further discussion .
Awaits your urgent response as soon as possible
for us to talk more extensively about this transaction
and u can reach me through this email address janet0111114 [!at]

It's terribly annoying and it makes me incandescent with anger that someone is out there fishing, trying to steal from from people. Seriously.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

On the whole

I like my job pretty well. It gets kind of lonely working by myself, but I listen to a lot of NPR and books on tape and that seems to help. I also get a little stressed trying to answer everyone's emails and struggling to keep everyone's questions/requests/deadlines straight. (My new desk at home is really helping with that. I love this desk, I found it the other day on craigslist for 50 bones! Cheap! I love it so much I called my sister as I was driving away from the lady's house that I bought it from, giddy with excitement. I felt like a thief. I was so stoked that the conversation went something like this: "DESK!!!...Solid wood!....50!...Craigslist!!!! And now I'm doing it again on my blog...DESK!!!...Solid wood!....50!...Craigslist!!!!)

Okay, where was I?.....Besides being able to create things with my hands, and work for myself, the biggest benefit of my job is the opportunity to make things that other people use as symbols of their love for each other. I love making jewelry, but I LOOOOOVE making wedding jewelry. I can't wait until my friends start getting married! I hope some of them want me to make their rings.

I do a lot of womens rings, but I feel really super lucky when I get to make the male bands as well. And maybe something pretty for the lady to wear at the ceremony, like I got to do last month. A couple had ordered this ring months ago:

And then last month the future groom contacted me again about making his ring and a pendant for the bride:

It was so sweet. And I loved doing it. I really feel like I lucked into a job that lets me deal with people at one of the happiest points of their lives. I especially like it when people send me photos of their actual engagement! The huge smiles and obvious happiness is so touching, and that they thought to share it with me makes me grateful. I just have to think about that when the thought of sitting alone in my studio hammering away at something makes me not want to go to work. :-)