Spring. Finally!

Posted on April 04, 2015 by Elizabeth Scott | 0 Comments

Petal is sniffing the spring air. Pitties have almost no fur, so she loves that it's getting warmer. She's only about a year old, so most of her life has been winter, or maybe all of it that she can remember. Yesterday and today have been the first days over the 30s in a long time. I think it got up into the 50s. The snow is melting, finally. Here it is about a week ago...

 

 

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Petal the pitty checks out some rose cut moissanites.

Posted on March 25, 2015 by Elizabeth Scott | 0 Comments

Say hello to Petal! She was rescued from NYC ACC about 3 weeks ago. Today she's helping me work, meaning she's looking at me wagging her tail and hoping I'll get off the computer and play tug with her. I didn't plan on a new dog after losing my older Akita to cancer over the winter, but I happened to look at the Death Row Dogs FB page. They publish a list of the dogs to be euthanized each day by NYC Animal Care and Control. I was thinking of fostering for a year or two before adopting a new dog, and I wasn't even sure what breed of dog I wanted. The dogs on the urgent list are almost all pitties, and if they made it on the list that means the shelter considers them adoptable. They usually make it onto the list if they have a health rating that's bad, not anything wrong with their behavior. All of the dogs generally have kennel cough, and Petal did too. When I looked at her records there was a note that she "wasn't eating her pills" so my vet put her on a full course of doxycycline. She actually improved two days later, her cough completely gone. There was a note on her description that she pulls on the leash, and the first week she did, and even grabbed the leash in her mouth, but she's doing much better with that and most of her walks are pulling-free now! She's wonderful in the house too and loves to snuggle.

This is the ring I use the rose cut moissanite for. It's been popular, and I believe Charles and Colvard may be discontinuing the rose cut, so I bought 10 of each size, 5 mm and 6 mm. Here's a picture of a recent 6 mm on my bench. I just used my last 5 mm a few days ago. It combines the vintage look of the rose cut and the wide platinum bezel with a simple, modern hammered pattern.

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day's work

Posted on April 07, 2011 by esdesign | 0 Comments

day's work

Originally uploaded by esjewelry


I love being caught up on work.

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handmade with love

Posted on December 21, 2010 by esdesign | 0 Comments

handmade with love

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A little gross, yes... A heart shaped temporary tattoo I got thanks to missing with the hammer while cutting discs. Actually, I was showing my friend how to cut them, so it was extra stupid for that reason.

I'm holding two engagement rings I was in the process of setting earlier today. (Done and in the mail now.)

And all of my holiday orders are out!

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holiday decorating 2010

Posted on December 12, 2010 by esdesign | 0 Comments

decorating2010

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This is it. That's all.

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Petal Earrings on the Martha Stewart Show

Posted on March 03, 2008 by esdesign | 0 Comments

martha stewart show

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I just watched the show this morning (it's the leap year show- February 29th) but for some reason, in my area it didn't air until today. I'd gotten a convo from Etsy admin on Friday the 22nd that the producers of the Martha Stewart show had selected some items and I guess the idea is that they would choose some to be on the show from those that arrived by Monday. So I sent my petal earrings, necklace, and birch bark ring Express and it looks like they selected both earrings and matching necklace, but Rob and Martha were running out of time as they went across the table from left to right. Mine seem to be last in line of the jewelry- so they weren't mentioned by name, but you can see my little green boxes in the picture. As Rob mentions in the show, the selected items were on the Etsy front page on Friday, so I did end up with about 18 items to pack and ship for that day (most went out Saturday) and quite a few made-to-order rings to complete over the weekend. I think it was a record day for hearts- almost 200. So, thank you Etsy and Martha.

Oh and March 11th is when Emily Martin (The Black Apple) will be on Martha. I keep missing the show when Etsians are featured, so I'll have to remember to watch on the 11th!

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my new logo stamp

Posted on August 26, 2007 by esdesign | 1 Comment

small petal earrings

Originally uploaded by esjewelry


I'm stamping everything with my new logo and sterling stamps from microstamp.com

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