Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I came across  thread on Etsy forum couple days ago, Infinity symbol - Is this the next big thing???
it was very interesting! and no, I didn't leave any comment, I'm afraid of Etsy forum... anyway, I didn't know about the tv program or pop artist. I was thinking it is popular but I didn't know why! I don't want that to be trend though because trend comes and go. but hopefully my customers are loving them because it's classic.

my first infinity design
for guys. personalized infinity keychain
with rough black diamond
wedding bands

to just to name a few! I guess I don't care if it's trend or not. I'm too attach to infinity symbol at this point, I just have to keep making!

Happy Crafting:)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Blog-o-sphere Think Tank; January 2013

January's topic: "What are you hoping to accomplish in 2013?"

2013, I'd like to accomplish to grow my jewelry business. Last holiday season, I kind of felt maximum work load that I can handle by myself. Made me think if I want to grow more business, I might have to hire some help. But a thing is, I enjoy working by myself , making all the decisions and I don’t want to rely on somebody for any task. So I think about long and hard, what can I do, what I enjoy doing… I love making jewelry, I love communicating with customers, love personal connection, I’m good at customer serves and after care, and I love making customized jewelry that tells personal stories. So in conclusion, I want to expand my jewelry line to more individual custom work including wedding bands and engagement rings. I’m not the most skilled jewelry maker but I can make jewelry that reflect personal taste. I want to connect with client that looking for that kind of feeling. But to accomplish, I have to make lots of investment no time to fool around. i actually made a plan so we'll see! 

Here is other fabulous member’s blog that write about same topic;
Barbara Donovan:
WATTO Distinctive Metal Wear:

Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Custom Design ~Engagement Ring~

little before the holiday rush, I had a special order for engagement ring with herkimer diamond. the customer originally saw my posts on herkimer diamond ring and thought it would be perfect for their engagement rings. I was so thrilled to make somebody's engagement rings. because I use to sell engagement rings (and other fine jewelry but mainly engagement rings) when I was working at fine jewelry store. I love the meaning of the engagement rings and the excitement around it but I was always questioning how guys(mostly) buying/searching for the ring. they mainly concern about 4 c's and certificate and of course price. they don't really care about how the particular diamond speaks and makes you feel. like you are going to work round with certificate with it! I always thought that was little silly but have to go with the program since I was working for somebody. so, when I got my own engagement ring order, I was just stunned! I went back and forth with the customer on design, got stones in for them to chose, making of the rings... I enjoyed every moment! and that led me to think, I can and want to make engagement rings. but not typical diamond rings. I want to make more meaningful rings for people doesn't care about 4 c's and certificates! 

 with that say, I have few engagement rings and wedding rings in the works. and I'll have my new shiny toy in few days... stay tuned! 

Happy Crafting:)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Custom Design - Memorial Jewelry

a customer came to see me to store I help on Saturdays, Zodiac, referred from my previous custom design customer. he was looking to have jewelry made to gift to his partner for his mother passing. he wanted cross with mother's birthstone emerald in the center. he showed me what kind of cross he looking for and we kind of design together from it. this was originally for Christmas gift but I couldn't have time to work on it until after Christmas... piece like this, I need time to devote to it. and I love the out come! this is coolest cross I ever seen!

and around same time I got order on my Etsy shop for customer gifting custom locket for her friend that husband had past. 

I know these are sad situations, it's so sad to have your loved ones passing... but I love the jewelry would hold the sweet memories and part of the person to carry with you. and I feel so honored to have chosen to create such a important pieces.   

~Happy New Year & Happy Crafting~