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I know, I know, I know it’s been a month since I’ve been here. Apologies all around. Now, let’s get to the good stuff: a new bracelet & a new pair of earrings.

I just learned this weave a few weeks ago and after wearing & testing things out, I’ve decided they are ready to be introduced to you.  Just in case you’re wondering (if not, feel free to skip ahead to the photos), the things you see here & in the gallery have gone through what I refer to as the 4 Phases.

Phase 1: The Inception: this involves sketching, playing around, getting frustrated, giving up, starting over, re-visiting, playing around some more, sleeping on it, finally the stars align and a piece moves on to Phase 2.

Phase 2: Trial by Fire: The new piece goes out in public. I ask people about it; I don’t ask people about it. I wear it everywhere: to drop the kids at school, to yoga (that’s right, sweaty, hot Bikram Yoga), to read the newspaper, to sleep, out to dinner, you name it I put my jewelry through it before I put it here. Sometimes, of course, there is a quick trip back to Phase 1, then back to Phase 2, then back…I trust you see where I’m going with this. Then, naturally to Phase 3.

Phase 3: The Big Hold-Up: This is where the delays happen. Phase 3 involves pricing, photographing & blogging about the new-ready-for-it’s-big-debut-bracelet/earrings/necklace (FYI, necklaces are currently stalled out in Phase 1). I hate this part. I dread taking & editing the photos. Pricing makes me neurotic. The blogging is fine but I have to do the two other parts before I get to number 3 of Phase 3. But once I make/force/bribe myself to finish Phase 3, obviously Phase 4 happens.

Phase 4: The Release: This is the part we do together. I cannot do Phase 4 alone.  At this point, I’ve let the new bracelet/earrings/(sooner or later) necklace go out into the wild to make what it will of itself. I take a deep breath & wait. To hear what you will say, what your eyes will tell me.

So here we are at a Phase 4!

Barrel Weave Bracelet 

Barrel Weave Bracelet

A true shape shifter. Every angle is a different bracelet. Heavy weight Sterling Silver. $185.

Barrel Weave Earrings

Barrel Weave Earrings

 

A single element of the barrel weave, dressed up with a square of silver. And yes, the little square is cut, shaped, hammered & drilled by me. The earrings drop approximately 1.5″ from the earring wire. All Sterling Silver. $50.

Phase 4 won’t be complete without you. Let me know what you think. I’m waiting.

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