New earrings! In the middle of THIS day...

Out of the blue, two long-distance friends decided, this weekend, that they wanted more earrings. And they wanted earrings like the ones I make. "Send more pictures!" one declared. "Put more stuff on Etsy and I'll buy it!" said the other. And while I'm thrilled to pieces to make these ladies all the earrings they want, there's no time to put the website development projects on hold and create a whole new series of earrings. Lucky for me I have plenty in stock, and most of them have been photographed, too. They just never ended up online in my Etsy shop.

So I sent over the photos of what I had in my inventory, and I'm happy to report that each of these friends is pleased with the offerings. One little sneaky bonus, though? While awaiting the feedback on a web project, not willing to start a whole new direction before finishing that part of the day's work, I decided I actually would design just one little ole' pair of earrings. One of the friends wanted me to just decide for her, what else to put in her goodie bag. She'd decide some; I'd decide some. "You know what I like!" she declared. So I do.

The photo here? Yea, I made these earrings today between web projects, then while waiting for that call, went outside, hung 'em on an old fence, and shot this photo. Kinda' wish I'd made a pair for me...

Meanwhile, I have guilt. The mom of another dear friend commissioned a pendant a while back, as a gift for dear friend. Because of issues too numerous to explain in detail, (you'd be on the right track if you started a mantra of: clay's too hard, clay's too soft, now too hard again, oops, too much water in that batch...oh? The ceiling is coming down? Need to prop it up then host a living room of working guys for a week? Yes.  And on it went,) I still haven't made that pendant. But the clay seems almost just right now, after all this time, and I'm keen to get my hands in it tonight. Seriously. If I write it here, maybe I'll actually do it. Sure hope so; I have some 'splainin' to do...