A box with alchol inks and little sheets of plexi arrived yesterday, which I am super excited about. The inks in particular will let me add more watercolor-y (and consistently translucent) effects, since they stick to glass, and I am going to experiment with taking the mode I am working in with the jewelry and moving it up just a little bit in scale.
I should be taking advantage of the good weather to do ALL THE GLUING (e6000 will melt your brain cells, so I like to do it outside in a big batch) but keep hoping the settings that are currently stuck in customs will show up for about 10 pieces I don't know which setting will be best for. And if I glue them now, then the order will arrive and it would be overwhelmingly obvious that things that rectangles that were vertical should be horizontal and circles that are pendants should be bracelets. Wah.
I'm still struggling with how to take good photos of these pieces, both the final and in-process versions, but this is what I have so far for the current batch (LJ lets you post instagrams with the username and comments but not the description, or with the description but not the rest of the instagram info. This is really annoying to me):
Today's new crop of painted cabs. I am particularly pleased with the medium round one, which looks like black opal in person.
My first attempt at earrings! I am trying to decide between the silver and gunmetal settings.
They match more than this pic implies, as flash works very oddly on my pretties; the one on the left is more accurate.