I had a very successful tax free day this year, in particular thanks to a few of my wonderful customers out there. But it's left me busier than ever. Besides trying to make up a bunch of new stock ahead of time for it (pictures will be forthcoming), I have been somewhat swamped with custom work as well. So I've been working 6-7 day weeks and nights. It does however get my creative juices flowing and I'm still putting out new stock. I just got in a triple strand of magnificent blue sheen moonstone beads that are going to the stringer this week (a picture will be forthcoming after the stringing) with a handmade clasp. I also just got in a South Sea black mobe pearl that I'm working on a pendant for. There is a large Asian gem and jewelry show about to take place and I've talked to a number of my suppliers about what it would be nice for them to pick up for me this year. This is just a brief check in but my next posting will be about alexandrite because Laurel asked about that and it is really a pretty interesting gemstone. I hope to get to that in the next few days.
The ring above is one of my wife's pieces and one of my favorites. It has a beautiful tourmaline in it.