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WHAT ARE YOU READING?

I know I should be working in the studio but I just can't stay away from the internet!
I enjoy finding new artists and their blogs.
Cut, Paste, Repeat
This week I stumbled on to Rachel Pfeffer of Rachel Pfeffer Designs.  She also has an Etsy store Luckyduct.  What pulled me in you ask?


1.  Etsy Featured Seller
2.  Jewelry All Day Video 
3.  Rings


The video is what really did it for me!  She has a great sense of humor.  Which is obvious in her Jewelry All Day video.   Rachel lives in Washington, DC and blogs about her journey in jewelry, fashion, and other life experiences, and she's not afraid to share it.  SO...go find out what she's all about.


I love her sense of design. I especially like her rings.  How do people work with such small stones?


Look out world...Kalaya has been inspired!  Sizing seems to be a problem for me.  You think I would be good at it since I had to make at least 11 rings of all sorts of sizes and shapes in metalsmith class.  I guess 11+ is not enough.  The only way I will get better at making rings is TO MAKE MORE RINGS.


So making rings will be on my list of things to do.  It looks like it's going to be a weekend full of projects.


It's Thursday!  Yay!  We are officially over the hump.  Talk to you soon.

Namaste
Kalaya

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