Rob and I found a house that meets all of our needs, and we're closing on it tomorrow. It's less than 3 miles from where we live currently, so we have the luxury of moving in stages. We're still figuring out what order to do everything, but I do know that we won't be moving until after it gets a new roof, blinds for the bedroom windows, and a sink in my studio...

And the lucky winner of the $100 gift certificate is Janice Capoeman! Congratulations, Janice! I'll be contacting you to let you know how to redeem your gift certificate!

Thank you so much to everybody who gave me valuable feedback! It really helps!

After Tigger died, my mojo was gone for a while. She was the best cat in the world, so yeah, it was hard to deal with her being gone. I still miss her a lot, but I've been designing again. I'm not making as many pieces as I would like, but do makers ever make as much as they would like? ...

I don't even know where to start.

We've got a president trying to start a nuclear war. We've got Nazis who call themselves patriotic Americans in 2017. (I grew up in the 1970's. In every movie, every tv show, every playground game where Nazis existed, they were the bad guys. The guys Americans fought against. So how...?)...

I started this ring a couple of months ago, and then I set it aside to work on getting the shop ready to launch. Today I decided it was time to finish it. I'm so glad I did!

It's labradorite and sterling silver, and this one is for me, but I will be adding rings to the shop in coming weeks...

Hey there! Welcome to Riin Gill Design! There is so much I want to write about in this space, though not all at once...

The thing that fascinates me about jewelry is that people have been wearing jewelry for as long as we have been people, which makes me wonder, do we have some innate primal urge to adorn ourselves? What happens psychologically, neurologically, when we bond with a particular stone and wear it? I want to know these things...