Wednesday, January 28, 2009

new moon

"Everything that flows moves in rhythm with the Moon. She rules the water element on Earth. She pulls on the ocean's tides, the weather, female reproductive cycles and the life fluids in plants, animals and people. She influences the underground currents in earth energy, the mood swings of mind, body, behaviour and emotion. The Moon's phases reflect her dance with Sun and Earth, her closest relatives in the sky. Together, these three heavenly bodies weave the web of light and dark into our lives."

I really love this quote in my moon diary by Musawa, she really expresses how I feel about the moon so beautifully.


I finished this moon cycle bracelet today, it's made of sterling silver and I've attached a little onyx bead to it to represent the new moon.



Photo by SivamDesign.com

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

etsy front page!

I have been a member of Etsy for two years and my items have never been featured in anything during this time so I was completely (and happily) shocked to find my hoop earrings on the front page today!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

new hoops

tiny


extra large

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

new year, new spirals, new designs

I have so many plans for Spiral Stone in 2009, I add more things to my "to do" list every day and it's so long now that I don't know if I'll even complete half of it. But I've made a start and hopefully I'll accomplish a few things on my list by the end of this year.

The first thing on my list was to experiment with a macro lens that has been sitting around here for months. I spent all day taking new photos of the hoop earrings in my store with the macro lens, they were looking great on the camera but after loading them up on to my computer they all looked disastrous. Now my plan has changed from just using the macro lens to finding out how to use it.

I'm planning on doing a monthly market this year. I haven't quite decided which market it will be but I'll let you know where you can find me around Sydney this year.

I plan on making all the silver charms, pendants, ear wires, and chain that I use in my designs this year, from sterling sheet and wire. It will be a lot more time consuming but it makes each piece of jewellery totally unique and hand made from start to finish, which makes me happy :) .

I have a book full of new metal designs that I've ordered supplies for and I'll be listing new hoops and spirals and beaded necklaces and bracelets soon.

I'll be opening a new online store at a funky new selling venue and working on getting my own website up and running.

Those are just a few of my plans for 2009.

Oh and I'll be attempting to market and promote and network and blog more often and all those things I'm not very good at :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

new spirals

I made these spiral earrings and pendant for a lovely homeschooling mama and I liked them so much I thought I'd make some more and list them in my Etsy store. The spiral earrings can be worn by threading them through the front of your piercing or by threading them through from the back of your ear lobe and spiralling them around until the end sits at the back of your ear lobe. I'll have the new set listed in my store on Monday.

pendant


pendant and earrings