Thursday, March 1, 2012

Gem Show, New Bed And Spring Cleaning

It's just after 10am, Friday and I've been spring cleaning my morning away.
We have an inspection coming up in 2 and a half weeks time, so I thought I would make a start now, by spring cleaning the day away :)

This weekend there is a gem show on. 
In fact it happens to be the same one I went to last time and it was really disappointing. But they are so few and far between, that I feel like going again anyway. You never know, it might be better this time around.?.

We are getting a much needed new ensemble base this weekend. Which means it's time to look for a funky headboard! Yay! I have seen a few DIY headboards and have saved them to Pinterest. But seeing as I need to get a new workbench made, I can't see us taking the DIY headboard route right now.

I got to the bench this week and I actually sold a few pieces this week, which was awesome! I made these:

I also made these:

My dilemma with the above earrings is - the stone on the right is darker over the top half (click on the image to see it larger) and I'm not sure whether I should sell them and if so, should I say that one of the stones is darker across the top? Or should I let the photo's speak?? Or should I sell them at a discounted price perhaps?? What do you think??

Em ♥


Amy Nicole said...

Hey Em! All lovely new work! The earrings in question are Tiger Eye no? I would either not mention it, or say something about them being natural stones with variegated coloring throughout each stone. I don't think peeps should expect them to be a perfect match.

Inspection? ugh. I would never pass an inspection if someone came to inspect my place! I have too much stuffed into too many nooks and crannies!

I know what you mean about the gem show. I go even though I only ever buy a few things. Like you said, you just never know!

And congrats on the sales girl! :-)

susie said...

Love the new work. I agree with Amy, I would just state that they are natural stones, and as such, there are variations in color. Personally, the color difference wouldn't bother me one bit:)

littlecherryhill said...

Thanks Amy ♥ I'm hoping perhaps I might get a new tool or stone at the show. This time I will be able to take it at my own pace without worrying about my family. I guess I will just list the earrings and perhaps mention the colouring like you said ♥

littlecherryhill said...

Thanks Susie! Yes I am going to just list them and state the colour being varied. Sometimes when you turn the stone it looks just like the other. I think if I question something, that perhaps others will I just like to make sure there are no surprises if you know what I mean? :)

Gemheaven said...

Lovely work Em ~ as Amy and Susie said ~ I'm just finishing some ocean jasper earrings and the stones although same shape and size don't match but enough for it to work lol!!

Good luck at the gem show xx

littlecherryhill said...

Thanks Jo, I'm thinking they'll be okay. If I mention it then there should be no need for concern. I so hope the gem show is half decent this time...but I'm not holding my breath!