Sunday, November 6, 2011


  EtsyMetal Blog Carnival:

So you ask, "what is a blog carnival?"
It is group of EtsyMetal members who will collectively write a article on the monthly subject for their blog!

Topic: "Holiday Previews"
The Holidays are fast approaching! Give us a preview of what you are working on for this special time of year.
 I have been buying a lot of stones on etsy lately. It is now time to make something from them before I go broke. I am kind of new to working with stones, but it is what I have been concentrating on with jewelry this year. I am not sure what took me so long to get into them. My favorites are stones with dendrites in them and I am one of many who have jumped on the druzy bandwagon!
This stone is about the size of a hockey puck. Not a great photo, but it is a huge agate druzy, really wonderfully cut.
 Here is some work in progress, Day and Night necklaces. I am making some pieces to get professionally photographed, to apply to some retail shows. It has been a while since I have applied to a big show, and I think it is a bit more competitive than it was 10 years ago, so I am motivated to take my time with these. The work will go to Michele Mercaldo's store in Boston when it is done, hopefully before Thanksgiving, so it will sell for the holidays. 

Please take some time to check out the other etsymetal elves, to see what is going on in their workshops: 

1. Michele Grady Designs:
2. Erin Austin:
3. Cynthia Del Giudice:
4. 2Roses:
5. Nodeform:
6. Rebecca Bogan:
7. Danielle Miller-Gilliam:
8. Panicmama Jewelry:  

9. Evelyn Markasky


  1. Nice stones! Looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you!

  2. Kate, I just LOVE your day and night pieces!

  3. really lovely! that deep purple is fabulous.

  4. Great stones! I am curious to see what you do with this large hockey puck druzy.