Sunday, February 28, 2010

Vampire Weekend

I came across this video for "Giving Up the Gun" today and thought I would share. It's a great video for a great song with a Jake Gyllenhaal cameo. What could be better? I have been listening to Vampire Weekend's new album Contra almost constantly for the past couple weeks while working on my jewelry, it keeps me going. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rings II

So my experimentation with making rings and incorporating resin worked out fairly well. I'm pleased with the results that I came up with. I was concerned that the domed rings with the holes in them might be a problem, but they came out just as I hoped they would. This won't be the last of my ring making, I have more ideas to try. I will definitely be stocking my shop with rings. Keep and eye out for them.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I've been wanting to make some rings for awhile now. Recently I've had some ideas for rings and how I could incorporate my resin work into it. The next step will be to pour the resin and hope for success.

Happy Birthday to my Shop's Namesake!

Her name is Lily Zoe... but I like to think of her as Lolly Jo.
My niece Lily turned 3 yesterday! When Lily was born my sister, Amy called me from the hospital to tell me she had arrived. I must admit I was slightly confused when I got the call because I had just talked to her the night before and everything was fine and the baby wasn't due for another two weeks. So when my sister, in her completely exhausted state, was trying to tell me her name, I heard "Lolly Jo" not "Lily Zoe".
That is where the name "Lolly Jo" came from. So when trying to decide on a name for my shop I chose to name it after my adorable niece.
Happy Birthday Lily!!! Love you.

Featured in a Treasury

I was lucky enough to have my Tempt Me earrings featured in a treasury on Etsy this week. The treasury was created by moonovermaize, please check out her shop she has some lovely jewelry. It's so nice to receive some exposure. Thank you moonovermaize!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Lesser of Two Evils

I really hate this Gator Skin stuff. It gets in the way. But if I don't use it I'm left with bloody finger tips. Sometimes I choose the bloody finger tips.