Wednesday, June 5, 2013

This, that, and the other

Finally!  Summer is here.  Thank goodness.  It was a pretty mild winter, though.  Not that I was aware of much of it.  Having two babies will do that to a person.  I'm back in the studio 20 hours a week now and I'm so glad to have some time to work on new things.  This new design (shown here in extremely flattering aqua blue injection wax) is something I'm super excited about.  It will have a single stone gypsy set, flush with the curve of the top of the ring.  I think it will be a great choice for people who are worried about "wearability".  I like it especially since it is a bit different from your regular solitaire.  A little more old fashioned?

And now to non-jewelry related content!  Feel free to tune out now.

Mandrake roots!  Quick, cover your ears.  No, kidding. It's just our demented carrots.  The garden is really coming along. Now that the summer weather is here in earnest (knock on wood), our tomatoes and other things should be taking off soon.  We've planted pickling cucumbers, radishes, strawberries, kale, lettuces, peas, zucchinis, carrots, onions, lemon cucumbers, pumpkins, and peppers.  I think that's it.  This year is our experimental year, we hope that next year we will have a better idea of how to manage our massive veggie garden.  Honestly, it might be a bit much for us.

I have a sitter!  Where did my tiny baby go!??!  Sad sad sad face!  This is Addy, and he is an award winning sitter.  He went from a couple of wobbly seconds upright to BAM! Champion sitting, in just a couple of days.

And this baby wants to steal my coffee, water, beer....pretty much any liquid that is going into my mouth.  This morning as I was eating my cheerios, she was watching every bite like a hawk, and when I would catch her staring she would give me a grin.  She is SO ADORABLE!

All right, I'm going to sit in the sun for a few minutes before I head back to the studio!  I'm working on one of these:


Catherine Chandler said...

I love seeing your posts! I know it must be hard to muster the motivation with two little ones.

The gypsy set ring is gorgeous! It will be perfect for all those ladies (and some men) who don't want their rings to catch on things. I never realized how large a medical community we have here until I worked in a jewelry store and women were so often worried about rings because they were nurses or doctors.

Look at those babies!! One of my girlfriend's daughters used to throw a FIT every single time she went to eat. My friend couldn't eat one meal without her daughter starting to cry or scream! It was both funny and infuriating.

Wishing you the best of luck with everything!

Bean Collins said...

Hi Catherine,

Thanks! Now that I'm getting a bit more sleep I don't feel as foggy and I think I might be posting more. Fingers crossed.

I'm excited to get this ring finished, but I'm wondering how it will go over with people. It's not your typical solitaire style so I'm wondering if it will have a wider audience. Sometimes I get super excited about something new and then no one else loves it. Lol. Oh well. I just saw your teapot over at your blog! So gorgeous! I can't even imagine the amount of work that took.