Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Would you 'Like' me?

I've started a new {gemmifer} Facebook page... I'd love it if you would click on over and 'Like' it! Besides links to blog updates, in the future I plan to add some other items that won't necessarily end up here.

Above photo: Header from the early days of {gemmifer} on Blogger

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Phono number one.

Completed my first necklace with the African phono beads; now I'm looking forward to making some for my shop in this colorway as well as black with red accents and silver beads. Stay tuned.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Carrying on the tradition.

I still mourn the demise of Domino, Blueprint, House & Garden, and other wonderful print shelter magazines. However, there are several great publications carrying on and building on their tradition. In the digital realm we have Lonny, Rue, Matchbook, Covet Garden, among others.

Carrying on the tradition in print are wonderful publications such as Uppercase and Anthology.

So while we've lost some incredible titles over the past few years, some wonderful additions have helped lessen the blow. I look forward to what others may arrive in the months and years to come!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rainy day (or night) additions.

It's pouring here right now; high winds, thunder, pelting raindrops on my window. So I figured a rainy night at home was the perfect time to add some new items to my shop. Chevron Necklaces in three new color combinations. More to come (including the phono disc necklaces and more Kumi, Geo, and Chevron necklaces) as I finish and photograph them. Thanks for being patient with me... working full time plus a two hour round trip commute takes up much of my time nowadays, so I have to try to fit in making new items and getting them into the shop.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Holy compliment!

I'm really thrilled that Ann from Holier Than Now not only loves the Chevron necklace she bought from my Etsy shop, but that she featured the necklaces and my shop in a post she did about jewelry sellers on Etsy (see #6)! Thanks so much, Ann!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I'm still working on my necklaces featuring the African phono disc beads. I had hoped to get at least two up in my shop this past weekend, but didn't realize the beads would need a good washing first. I guess all that dirt made them more authentic! The beads are now clean and dry and should be in necklaces in my shop by this weekend.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Strike a match.

Matchbook issue three is now online!

Spotted in my shop.

Another new design in my Etsy shop.

The Coturnix Necklace, named for a genus of quail whose speckled eggs the dalmatian jasper beads remind me of.