I decided to buy a few jewelry supplies lately, because I’ve been in the mood to make something. I’ve been itching to try out this supplier from India for gemstones, but making a huge purchase from them initially make me uneasy, so I just did a small purchase to see how it’ll go. I’m really hoping it pans out, because there are great prices on the site, and the stones are amazing! Really good sizes for a lot cheaper than you’d buy in the states. I mean, I know it’ll pan out, but I’m just one of those better safe than sorry people. What I got was a big ocean jasper, a nice piece of onyx and a honey tourmaline which I’ve seen all as pretty expensive. But on this store, it’s 2 dollars each! Such a steal. What I initially wanted to get was only 40 dollars for sooo many, so I’m super excited to see how using the will work.
I have a specific idea for both the ocean jasper, and the onyx. I have some dagger, shield, and helmet charms I thought would work well with the onyx, and I have mermaid charms I may try and implement with the ocean jasper. For the tourmaline, I think I may try a rainbow braid around the cab. I really need to work on wrapping some cabs probably though, I haven’t done so in sucha long time.
I’ve really been into making more delicate looking pendants too, and I thought, I really wanted some chain to add to the dangly, delicate style I really enjoy making. I’ve never bought bulk chain however, because of how expensive it is: but I figured, why not search on Etzy for a supplier, see what pops up. I wasn’t expecting anything, but I found a bulk supplier that had 32 feet of cable chain for 8 dollars! That’s such a great deal! The supplier had some other great deals, like lobster claw clasps (I really needed some) so I picked up enough to last me a long while. I’m definitely going to use them again, because all the deals are awesome, and they’re a US company which I love to support.
So yeah, excited to get my supplies! I have been wanting to make something for a while, and excited to get some new supplies I haven’t used before. The chain is the thing I’m most excited for probably, like I said I’ve never been able to find a good price I’d been willing to pay for it before and I’m so stoked to be able to use it in designs! I really need to start taking pictures of my work again, I feel like my style has evolved a lot since the last piece of jewelry I’ve posted: I actually do stuff with the cabs I wrap, implementing said cab into designs instead of just wrapping the cab and being done haha. I got less rigid with just using wire and gemstones and use cord, charms and other things I wouldn’t normally use when I first started so long ago. So long story short, I need to take more pictures of my jewelry lol.