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Off to World Fantasy
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All the new work  is polished, set and finished and all the jewelry is packed.  I even got time to go through the depths of my collection and select some new stones to bring.  And even the display materials etc are in their boxes.  (Although of course, there are still things left to do.)  I'm thinking about bringing the small crescent shaped leaf wood carving that I found on the beach.  Although, at the moment I'm still thinking about how to work with it.  I haven't even decided whether to oil it or let it stay slightly weathered.

Right now, I'm about to be off running preshow errands. 

I'm going down to San Diego by car and expecting a beautiful trip. I haven't seen that part of the world in some time.

And I'm really looking forward to seeing lots of people I like at World Fantasy that I haven't seen in too long

Mood:Expectant

Hello I Must Be Going
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I'm back and moderately recovered from Bouchercon and leaving for World Fantasy on Tuesday. 

I have some amazing stones that I just got from my lapidary that I'll have there.  They include a very unusual deep red flashed lowland Ethiopian opal and a gold dendritic opalite with a gorgeous cats eye.  I have lots of new stones.

As it turns out, I may not have help for the breakdown and packing at World Fantasy on Sunday.  If that happens, I'd really appreciate some help.   

Looking forward to seeing lots of people.



Mood:Slightly Fried and Anticipatory

Feeeling Better
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I seems like I haven't posted in forever.

After World Fantasy I took a few down days and then got a post con bug that I'm just getting over. Not awful but going away slowly. I'm much better today.

I had a fine time there. Saw lots of friends and I love showing my new work.

So all that's been happening is lots of reading and sleeping and minimal keeping up work. I have been thinking about jewelry more then I expected. Will be doing some work with truly blacked silver and vivid stones this month. I'm liking the idea of designing for dark and unshiney metal.

Was talking with folks about the steam punk jewelry at World Fantasy and realized that I haven't been exploring the Victorian aspects except for the antique beads. . I'm going to experiment with using some Victorian silver flowers with my steam punk parts.

And I'm getting some small letter press type. I 've been thinking about using words in the lost wax carved jewelry. That's
probably why I've been obsessing about poetry this fall. Not sure what it will look like but getting the type is the first step.

I did catch up with the black face and color face hat's been showing up in fashion (French Vogue among others) in the last month. It pushes my anger button really hard. I'll be writing about it on Body Impolitic and will link to it when I do.

Mood: Improving


Beautiful Things
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I spent yesterday and the day before putting final touches on things and feeling overworked and stressed.  Finalizing some designs, putting chains or ear wires or other assembling pieces together.  Finished some of the last steam punk pieces, set an opal in a sleeping dragon, and set some garnets in earrings.  Still have to polish a diamond ring I've been working on, to set a very large complex pearl for a flower pendant (A rather 17th century Dutch flower painting flower.), and put a carved sunstone in it's 14kt branch setting.

But mostly the jewelry for World Fantasy Con is finished.  I'm still working on the wax for the remnent nova and some other waxes but that's a different part of my work.

Anyway, right now I am looking at a piece of black velvet that's crowded with finished work, pendants earrings, rings, a torque with pearls and it all looks beautiful.  I'm not feeling stressed.  I'm beaming at it and feeling great.


Mood: Great

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