I’m looking for some help. I’m not the best at always finding things on the interwebs, so I’m hoping some of you are. I’m looking for some simple stone crescent/pincher earrings (I need a pair, not just one for a septum, though if inexpensive enough I am content with two septum pieces) in an 8g. I would love to have turquoise or malachite, or some form of agate of a cool (as in versus warm) colour scheme.
I’m trying to take my ears from 10g to 8g, and while I have some nice howlite plugs on the way, I feel I need the nice curve of a crescent to help stretch them to my desired size. And, I would like to be able to add some colour, other than black horn or white bone (both of which I already have).
I have only been able to find acrylic or glass or metal—also bone, horn, and woods—but I am in love with stones of all kinds. In fact, that’s the reason I’m going up to a larger size, because most stones are too delicate for the smaller gauges. But, short of buying a piece of my stones of choice and carving it myself (which I am nearing getting ready to do), I would prefer to have a more experienced hand having created my earrings.
So… Any and all suggestions and references?
I want to write a story about Richmond. This city that I’ve come to love and live in, it’s a visceral city. It’s a city that knows it’s own and knows what it has owned. There’s a story about it that’s itching to bleed from my fingers.
So, I went through my writings tag on here and pulled from things I’ve written about it, or that make me think of it. I want to somehow craft a short story (or series?) using them as inspiration or as part of it.
But I want to know what other people think of when they think of—or visit—Richmond. Answer this, send me a message—I very well might use your input, or at least use it to lead me in similar directions.
What do you think of when someone mentions Richmond?