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Beauty and the Beast by Gweyeni, visual art

Artist // Professional // Artisan Crafts
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Two weeks ago my water heater burst. Water, which is drawn to books and electronics, naturally found its way to my office and started building a pond colony in the carpet. Thankfully, I was able to rescue my computer and precious books before serious damage was done. However, full eradication of the pond took about a week - which made for an interesting experience of running my Etsy shop out of an upside-down pile of stacked desks on an iPad with a filing cabinet over my head. Completing orders was made doubly complicated by remembering exactly where everything was in the now empty office and searching for its new home amongst the piles of s
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I’ve spent the last two weeks getting my destash shop up and running. Destash Delight is now fairly well stocked and ready for shoppers. :) A destash shop is different from a supply shop in that I won’t be restocking the sold items. It is a place I sell the pretty items I bought and never used at prices lower than I paid for them. Right now, I have a healthy mix of Swarovski crystal, antiqued filigree, gemstone beads, cabochons, and watch parts. I have a lot of watch parts. Movements, gears, plates – even partial projects. I’ll continue to add new items every 24-48 hours until I run out of supplies. Check back daily to
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Do you cut and cab your own stones too?

Not if I can help it. 😄 I don't have any lapidary machines but I do occasionally reshape a stone to better fit a setting using my limited hand tools. I buy premade stones whenever possible.

I do the opposite: cut the stone and buy the mountings. =P

Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)