Booth At Spiritual Unity SC, May 30th 2015

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I will be at the Spiritual Unity Festival this Saturday! Come visit the booth (we’ll be set up inside), look at my shiny things, and check out the other great vendors and speakers who will be around.

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Now For Sale at Laughingbrook Spellcrafting and Ancestral Arts!

Lapidify now has a selection selection of jewelry for sale at Laughingbrook Spellcrafting and Ancestral Arts in Huntersville, NC. It a great shop that focuses on selling handmade items, many of which are from local artists. If you haven’t had a chance, stop by and check them out!

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Pictured: Me, way too excited.

Unpleasant Choices

Lapidary equipment is expensive. There’s no real way around it: even used equipment has a hefty price tag attached. Knowing this, I stuck it out in some less than ideal conditions for about six months so that I could use cabbing and faceting equipment.

After taking a two month long break for health reasons, I made the decision a few weeks ago that those conditions are not worth returning to. It was not a choice and made lightly. For the immediate future, the following will be true:

  • I won’t have access to any lapidary equipment. That means that the cabochons I use in my new work will be from other lapidaries.
  • I have, for the time being, stopped my lapidary training.
  • I am going to be frantically saving every penny I make for a trim saw, Pixie, and dop wax.

Happier posts to come soon. I’ve been putting off this blog post for a while simply because loosing access to the tools I love work with is painful. Working with the Earth, whether cabbing a stone or digging a garden, is part of me. Giving up my lapidary work is a rude awakening, even if it is only temporary.

Crafting Carolina Rescheduled

Due to rain, Crafting Carolina was postponed. The new date is March 28th, 2015, and it will be happening rain or shine.

I was really bummed out about the change of date, but it’s given me the opportunity to expand my inventory even more! I’m beyond prepared for next Saturday, and I hope you’ll come see us at the Lapidify booth.

When you’re smaller than your shop banner…

I’ve never had a banner before. When the shop banner came in I was so excited that I wanted to post a picture of it, but the cats were determined to step all over it/gnaw on it. Instead my partner agreed to take a picture of it while I held it up. 20150301_202602

I think it really does a good job of accenting my shortness.

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Thankfully, my tent will be holding this up during Crafting Carolina in Charlotte on March 14th, not me, and everyone who so desires should be able to find the Lapidify booth. Come stop by and see me in all of my short glory (Also, my jewelry will be there. I guess that’s important too).

Torc Happy

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I’ve been making cuffs and bracelets left and right. This beauty is the most recent one. I’ve been trying my best to combine vibes of armor, chain mail, and pretty Roman and Germanic torc styles together. The results have been getting better with each piece, particularly now that I have a bracelet mandrel.

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See? My bracelets are actually wrist shaped now.

One thing I’m sick of- using dull wire cutters to make jump rings. It is really hard to cut through a stack of freshly coiled wire with dull cutters. The rings look fine after they’re hammered and put together, so I don’t have much to complain about. It’s just time consuming!

In other news, the date for Crafting Carolina is looming ever closer as I frantically make sure I have a decent stock for the booth. Of biggest concern is that I have all theĀ  psychical means to display my jewelry. I’m trying to come up with some creative solutions for that issue right now.

My first Booth!

I will be running my first booth ever for Lapidify on March 28th at Crafting Carolina! It should be a blast and full of artists local to the Charlotte, NC area.

Edit: The show was rescheduled from March 14th to March 28th due to weather. Hope to see you all out on the 28th instead!