Tag: Earrings

100 Day Challenge: Day 3

After making the magnesite necklace from yesterday, I had some beads left over.  Today I used those up and had enough to make a bracelet as well as a pair of earrings.  For the bracelet, I went with a magnetic clasp, since toggles are cute but can be hard to do up by yourself.  The earrings are trios of the turquoise-coloured magnesite, attached to a series of small rings.  The effect is that they hang in graduated heights, much like these pearl earrings (same design, different beads).

Also, the photo isn’t the greatest.  This is why it’s not ideal to shoot in extremely bright sunshine – the shadows can be distracting and the colour isn’t quite right.  Still, imagine the soft turquoise and creamy white of the necklace, and you’ll get the idea.  🙂

Day 3: Magnesite bracelet & earrings
Day 3: Magnesite bracelet & earrings

This bracelet is now available in our Etsy shop!

Home at last

Well from September 26th to October 13th, I lived my life as a travelling jewellery maker. I left Edmonton early on a Thursday morning to head to Winnipeg and prepare the launch of our Vintage by Drakestail Jewellery line at The Foxy Shoppe. I met some fantastic new friends, we got a large list of custom orders and the new line was very well received. I had the opportunity to work with Dano Tanaka Illustrator on our catalogue pictures for the new line. Once again, he made our pieces look amazing! All in all I can’t complain one bit about that trip.

After that I made my way to Ottawa for 13 days of vacation. I enjoyed a wonderful family dinner for my Mom’s 60th birthday, visited our cabin by the lake, spent lots of time with friends, spent lots of time with Robyn talking about the future of our company and where we want to take things.

I also really enjoyed taking in the views. There is nothing quite like the Fall season in the Gatineau Hills around Ottawa. It’s breathtaking, and also inspirational to this jewellery designer. I expect lots of Fall colour inspired pieces in my future.

My Mom's backyard

I’ve been home now for almost 2 weeks and I have to say it’s still challenging to get back into a groove with work, volunteer projects and Drakestail. I always seem to have so much on the go. All in all, my trip inspired a lot of thoughts about my future, it nurtured the gypsy in my soul and although I had to fight my cat to reclaim my little work station, it’s great to be home again.


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