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    Erika Wallace Rooth
    @theladysmitherika

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Finally had a chance to photograph the sweet haul I picked up at the gem expo on Sunday - lookit this turquoise, obsidian, kyanite and fire opal field of dreams from the lovely @newstoneagecabochons! 😍🤩😍🤩😍🤩
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#cabochon #gemstones #handcut #lapidary #turquoise #kyanite #fireopal #obsidian #silversmith #candy #sweet #haul #ladysmith #oakville #hamdmade #instajewelry
How have I not posted in 5 days...? Honestly, it’s been a bit of a week. I’ve been in pretty constant pain for the last month due to an ongoing back issue, so I feel like I’m fighting to keep my creative spark alive instead of burying it under blankets and going to bed til April. There has been some improvement, and many chiro visits, but it’s been exhausting overall and I’m trying really hard to not be a growly bear about it! 🐻👹☠️ Anyhow, I’m finally back in the studio tonight for a short spell, and managed to get some photography of some new things done too. I like this dark and moody shot of my rather bright and cheery cherry blossom ring - it’s centre peach moonstone is so evocative of those warm spring days we all seem to be missing so hard right now. This beauty is etched sterling silver with a lightly hammered delicate shank, sized at approx. size 7 and is available now (just DM for details; it will also be available on my Etsy shop soon - link in bio.) 🌸
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#ladysmith #sterlingsilver #etching #ooak #statementring #cherryblossom #sakura #hammeredsilver #etsyseller #instajewelry #handmadejewelry #handmade #forreal #fromscratch #peach #moonstone #catseye #giftsforher #holidayseason #handmadegifts #etsy
How have I not posted in 5 days...? Honestly, it’s been a bit of a week. I’ve been in pretty constant pain for the last month due to an ongoing back issue, so I feel like I’m fighting to keep my creative spark alive instead of burying it under blankets and going to bed til April. There has been some improvement, and many chiro visits, but it’s been exhausting overall and I’m trying really hard to not be a growly bear about it! 🐻👹☠️ Anyhow, I’m finally back in the studio tonight for a short spell, and managed to get some photography of some new things done too. I like this dark and moody shot of my rather bright and cheery cherry blossom ring - it’s centre peach moonstone is so evocative of those warm spring days we all seem to be missing so hard right now. This beauty is etched sterling silver with a lightly hammered delicate shank, sized at approx. size 7 and is available now (just DM for details; it will also be available on my Etsy shop soon - link in bio.) 🌸 ... #ladysmith  #sterlingsilver  #etching  #ooak  #statementring  #cherryblossom  #sakura  #hammeredsilver  #etsyseller  #instajewelry  #handmadejewelry  #handmade  #forreal  #fromscratch  #peach  #moonstone  #catseye  #giftsforher  #holidayseason  #handmadegifts  #etsy 
Tiny apatite iceberg earrings are complete! Sterling silver framing raw apatite cabochons that have a matte surface and an ethereal aqua glow. These are available for claiming (just DM me) or see them in person at the Hintonburg Artisan Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 25th (see my previous post for more show details!) ✨❄️✨
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#sterlingsilver #apatite #earrings #handmade #fromscratch #ladysmith #studs #aqua #glow #winterfashion #stone #iceberg #oakville #hintonburg #ottawa #christmas #giftideas #forher #artisan #ottawaart #craftfair #instajewelry #etsyseller #silversmith
Tiny apatite iceberg earrings are complete! Sterling silver framing raw apatite cabochons that have a matte surface and an ethereal aqua glow. These are available for claiming (just DM me) or see them in person at the Hintonburg Artisan Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 25th (see my previous post for more show details!) ✨❄️✨ ... #sterlingsilver  #apatite  #earrings  #handmade  #fromscratch  #ladysmith  #studs  #aqua  #glow  #winterfashion  #stone  #iceberg  #oakville  #hintonburg  #ottawa  #christmas  #giftideas  #forher  #artisan  #ottawaart  #craftfair  #instajewelry  #etsyseller  #silversmith 
Today @uncouthrooth and I made our final payment on a consolation loan that we took out 6 years, 5 jobs, 1 illness, 1 layoff, and countless challenges ago. That debt was the result of about 10 years of survival when we were newly together, newly graduated, trying to find work and just trying to make ends meet. That debt was made up of emergencies, gas money, groceries and cat food - not vacations, entertainment, shopping or luxuries. I’m thankful we survived those tough first years as working artists, even though we accrued this debt, and I’m thankful that we were approved for this loan, even if paying it off was a perpetual uphill climb. Today is our emancipation day. I’m so proud of us.❤️🙌🥂💪
... #debtfree #artistlife #livewithinyourmeans #creatives #selfemployed #paidoff #finally
Today @uncouthrooth and I made our final payment on a consolation loan that we took out 6 years, 5 jobs, 1 illness, 1 layoff, and countless challenges ago. That debt was the result of about 10 years of survival when we were newly together, newly graduated, trying to find work and just trying to make ends meet. That debt was made up of emergencies, gas money, groceries and cat food - not vacations, entertainment, shopping or luxuries. I’m thankful we survived those tough first years as working artists, even though we accrued this debt, and I’m thankful that we were approved for this loan, even if paying it off was a perpetual uphill climb. Today is our emancipation day. I’m so proud of us.❤️🙌🥂💪 ... #debtfree  #artistlife  #livewithinyourmeans  #creatives  #selfemployed  #paidoff  #finally 
❤️friends❤️
#Rama #sleepybean #handholding
Tradition. I’ve watched this every year for the past 10 yrs, and this year it seemed way, way too close for comfort. #peopleshouldnotbeafraidoftheirgovernmentsgovernmentsshouldbeafraidoftheirpeople #nov5 #guyfawkes #vforvendetta
Good progress this afternoon - 3 pairs of earrings completed and 3 pendants started (one is not shown here, but it features that flashy warm/cool labradorite that I put in my story earlier today.) ⚒✨
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#wip #progress #benchshot #studiotime #pendants #earrings #sterlingsilver #fossil #sanddollar #apatite #rhodochrosite #bubble #ooak #labradorite #handmade #oakville #showprep #giftideas #holidays #winterfashion
Next up, a pendant pairing a tiny fine silver button reproduction with a precious little fossilized sand dollar! ⭐️
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#sterlingsilver #finesilver #antique #button #reproduction #coldcast #fossil #sanddollar #pendant #wip #benchshot #showprep #ladysmith #handmade #forreal #fromscratch #jewelrydesigner #instajewelry #etsy #ooak
Can’t wait to finish these pretties today - any excuse to play with those stones... 😍
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#apatite #earrings #studs #aqua #turquoise #classic #sterlingsilver #handmade #forreal #fromscratch #jewellerydesign #instajewelry #oakville #ladysmith #winterfashion #giftsforher #etsyseller #wip #benchshot
Cancel all my plans; I’m furniture today. 😻
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#rama #catsofinstagram #lapcat #sundayvibes #rainyday
Tiny icebergs! These apatite stud earrings are going to be darling! 😍❄️💧
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#apatite #iceburgs #sterlingsilver #studiotime #benchshot #wip #ooak #gemstones #ladysmith #oakville #studs #earrings #instajewelry #handmade #forreal #fromscratch #aqua #cabochon #turquoise
Amazing sky, wind and waves over Lake Ontario this afternoon, as a storm front pushes in 🌬🌊☁️
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#lakeontario #oakville #cloudporn #waves #windstorm #coldweather #finally #greyday #studiobreak
Just over 3 weeks until my next show! I am really looking forward to this one - Ottawa peeps, I hope to see you there! Simply search for Hintonburg Artisan Christmas Craft Fair 2017 on eventbrite.ca for more info! ✨🌲✨
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#ottawa #hintonburg #artisan #christmas #craftshow #holidayseason #shoplocal #supportartisans #ooak #jewellerydesign #sterlingsilver #ladysmith #giftideas #giveart #artjewelry #outaouaisfun #ottawaart #showannouncement
Excited to share the latest addition to my #etsy shop, this glimmering golden rutilated quartz window pendant! Live link in bio! ✨⭐️✨
... #jewelry #necklace #gold #silver #women #quartz #christmas #rutilatedquartz #goldenrutile #sunshine #waterdrop #starburst #ooak #mixedmetal #ladysmith #giftideas #etsyseller #celestial #jewellerydesign #silversmith #instajewelry #instasale http://etsy.me/2iRltya
Was tending to my little succulent nursery this afternoon & thought of this pretty little mint green, rosecut sapphire pendant - a perfect one of a kind gift for plant lovers! 🌱 ...
#silver #birthday #green #necklace #jewelry #etsy #homedecor #gardening #plantlovers #succulents #rosecut #sapphire #everydayjewelery #ladysmith #giftideas #ooak #urbangarden #hygge  http://etsy.me/2z5XsaQ
Tonight’s stupid animal hybrid wants you to live deliciously - the alligoater is my last drawing of #inktober2017, which means I finally achieved #inktober completion for the first time ever!! Now to go catch up on all the sleep I lost! 🙌😴🙌
All thanks to everyone who cheered me on, especially @uncouthrooth (who is both awesome, and utterly sleep-deprived too...)
I am intending to make a little calendar with my inktober drawings available in the near future - stay tuned! ❤️🐊🐐
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#inktober #inktober2017 #day31 #alligator #goat #alligoater #livedeliciously #halloween #ink #sketch #sketchbook #illustration #goatsofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #rectangularpupils #goatsarethebest #stupidanimalhybrids #thanksforplaying
Tonight’s stupid animal hybrid wants you to live deliciously - the alligoater is my last drawing of #inktober2017 , which means I finally achieved #inktober  completion for the first time ever!! Now to go catch up on all the sleep I lost! 🙌😴🙌 All thanks to everyone who cheered me on, especially @uncouthrooth (who is both awesome, and utterly sleep-deprived too...) I am intending to make a little calendar with my inktober drawings available in the near future - stay tuned! ❤️🐊🐐 ... #inktober  #inktober2017  #day31  #alligator  #goat  #alligoater  #livedeliciously  #halloween  #ink  #sketch  #sketchbook  #illustration  #goatsofinstagram  #reptilesofinstagram  #rectangularpupils  #goatsarethebest  #stupidanimalhybrids  #thanksforplaying