Candy earrings

I went from extra large yesterday to extra small today. I think these little tourmaline candy earrings are so cheery!

The picture above shows how the stone (on the right) looks before it’s set.

This was my first time soldering earring posts to my tiny bezels, which was not as intimidating as it would have been a few months ago.

Here are all the raw materials on my bench. I am enjoying my week of vacation, and feeling so blessed to work with such lovely materials – and a wealth of tools! – in my own workspace.

Author: Natalie Hanson

I am an anthropologist and user experience (UX) executive. I lead a team that works in the healthcare space on both licensable software and custom client solutions. As an anthropologist, my research has focused on work practices and work environments. I have a special interest in how institutions respond to macro-economic, industry, and regional trends, and how the resulting organizational changes affect the lives of employees. You can learn more about me at

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