As new designs roll in, my older listings are looking a bit, well, old in my Etsy shop. Some of them are even nearing expiration dates! It is time for them to leave my shop for a nice home — so I am having a CLEARANCE SALE.

Starting from this Saturday, some of my older stock items will be put on a 15-20% sale. You can find them all in my shop’s Sale section. Supply is limited, and the sale will be on for a week only, so get ‘em while they last. When they are gone, they are gone!

… And there’s more! Since my last blog entry about new designs, I churned out a few more new pieces. Once I got into it, I found it impossible to stop. :-)

There are 6 pieces this time around, 3 of them featuring lapis lazuli. Why lapis lazuli? I got into this stone only recently, rather late in the game, and I was lucky enough to acquire excellent quality stones. I have been playing with them for a while, and I think I am getting the hang of working with the unique beauty and quality of this stone. Besides lapis, there are new renditions of my old-time favorite pompom earrings. Detailed photos and descriptions below, so please check them out!

lapis lazuli, sterling silver

It is hard to tell from this picture, but this lapis lazuli briolette is huge: truly pendant-sized. You can probably tell from the picture, though, that this stone is nothing short of exquisite. It’s actually one of the most expensive per-carat stones I have ever bought, and for a good reason too. I have changed my mind a few times about this necklace now, between keeping it for myself and selling it. There’s still a small chance that this one might not make into my Etsy shop in the end. :-)

“Atlas”: lapis lazuli and sterling silver

These lapis lazuli micro-faceted rounds remind me of the planet earth glowing in piercing blue, perhaps seen from outer space. The golden speckles of pyrite and some natural patterns on the stones make perfect impressions for it! The stones were wire-wrapped in sterling silver in herringbone weave.

Lapis lazuli again, this time matched with turquoise. The lapis briolettes are top-rated: excellent fine faceting, with sharp and well-defined facets. The two shades of blues are all wrapped in oxidized sterling silver.

citrine, sterling silver

These citrine drops are just juicy. The orange-yellow color is quite intense and saturated. I keep going back and forth between sterling silver and gold for the choice of metal for this stone; this time I went for silver, and I think it looks good.

aquamarine, sterling silver

A mini cluster earrings featuring icy-cool aquamarine rondelles. Dainty yet bold.

rhodochrosite, sterling silver

A miniaturized version of my pompom earrings! The red color palette was conspicuously lacking in my new product line up, so I figured I will make something red. Even when buried deep in my stash of red stones, rhodochrosite never fails to jump out and grab my attention, so here they are, in their juicy cherry-pink glory. I decided to give the pair a little bit of oxidization, which goes well with the tone of the stone I think.