It has been a bit of time since my last post, lots of things going on and new things on the horizon. The biggest and most important being the VERY SOON arrival of our first child! I am due in 5 days and we are very very excited and I am very very ready to feel like a human being again. We are having a little girl and I can’t wait to meet her. Little Dylan. I was just thinking the other day how stoked she was going to be when she gets older to have a Mom as a jewelry designer! Or maybe she will be a tomboy and not give a flying rats ass about jewelry! HA. We shall see. But if I were her I would be loving the fact that I have copious amounts of jewelry (both mine and collected vintage) coming my way.
Since she is so soon coming in her arrival I have been a little nutso-crazy trying to get new designs pumped out and pieces made for my stockists so that I don’t have to worry about them having new items while I am out of comiss for a few months. My little stacking rings have been pretty popular and I have been asked for some more, new designs. It’s been gorgeous weather here in Los Angeles, so I kicked open the big barn-like doors to my studio, got a big glass of ice tea, put on Pandora and got to work. It has been some time since I have done wax work and I missed it! It felt so good diving back into it and busted out some new dainty little fellas that I am pretty excited about.
These guys have been dropped off at the casters and will be ready in a few weeks. After they have been cast I have to decide which ones will work for reproducing and which ones will just be one of a kind. Then some will be sent off to be plated in gold. It’s all a fairly lengthy process, but the end result is always so satisfying. It’s kind of an addiction.
Besides working with wax, I have also been doing some regular wire wrapping. Which I love. So cathartic and grounding. It was also Intergem a few weeks ago so I got my hands on some new shinies… which is always inspiring and fun. I picked up some new topaz, labradorite and chalcedony, just to name a few. Fun times in the Verve studio.
Here are some peeks at the new items coming soon to vervejewelry.com…