SARU (monkey in Japanese) + STAR (my grandma Stella)= SARUSTAR, a personal amalgamation of what my business/ life/ the act of making things is to me. It is the playful and sometimes haphazard way things come together to make life beautiful.
Handmade jewelry showcasing the unsung gems of the world.
Oh geez! So... I'm doing an Instagram challenge with Jeweller's Academy. Today's challenge was to directly ask people to follow me on instagram via my personal facebook account or by whatever other means I could think of. EEK! I have lovely friends and family that have been great supporters over the years, people that "follow" without asking or that I can ask for what I...
Once upon a time, I let my sweet boy know how much I love flowers. Now, it's a rare occasion that we go for a walk (or even just step outside, really) when he doesn't pick at least one flower for me. As a result, I can pretty much always find a dried up dandelion or two at the bottom of my bag. And God forbid I prematurely discard his gift......
Being more active (and by "active" I really mean just opening the app and looking at my feed more often) on Instagram over the last year or so has left me in awe of all of the lapidary artists out there. I have no desire to learn that craft-- I'd be too scared of cutting off a finger or something, but I think it's amazing that...
Oh, so that's what the cut out space behind the sparkly gemstone is for! I remember now! Silly that I forgot, but yes, the light passes through so much nicer this way! Still sh*tty grey photo. Hopefully I'll get on that soon. Reticulated silver with sparkling blue gemstone that catches the light so nicely because of a hole cut out behind it. <3
Oh, I've been trying to batch photograph these pendants and they really are no good. I mean, they're passable in that I'm still posting them, but please know that I wish they were better. Time constraints have prevented me from getting out my lightbox and/or photographing at a proper time of day. And the Lightroom app can only do so much. Rather, I can only...