Friday, November 21, 2014

A Life Most Ordinary. Plus Some Magic.

Kingman Turquoise Ginkgo Maidenhair Lace Lichen Magic Spells. An earful!!!!

Variscite Feather Magic Spells. Pepper Flower. Fern Inverse Chevron.

Odd Woman In Trinity, Kingman Turquoise Edition. Jacaranda frond. Pepper Flower.

Lavender and Dried Grass Magic Spells.

Three Leaf Clover Necklace

Of all the kinda opulent beauty that came out of the studio these last few weeks, I am most taken with the three leaf clover necklace.

It reminds me of my twenties, of the years where I yearned to be a four leaf clover,
to be seen and acknowledged and celebrated.

I didn't realize those wants came from a place that hurt.
I thought they were just fine, just ambition.
They are very normal thoughts, and I was a very normal kid for having them.

As the years have flown I've had both peak experiences and extraordinary chances and I have enjoyed them all, every one.

A few days ago, though, I was in the back yard of our little cottage and I spied patches of clover.
I ran my hands across those little vital bits
and thought of my twenty-something self,
and I thought of this ordinary day
with my son
in the yard
and how it is the result of miracles
and magic.

I thought of how it would feel to tell the seeker of the four-leaf-life
that she would find 99% of her joys from simple daily
the wash of pink across the dawning sky
the laughter of her son
the fall of her hammer as she made beauty
the sip of coffee alone in a still house
holding a quiet man's hand at dinner
whipped cream
two cats on a lap in the winter

I'd like to think she'd put aside her seeking for a minute
and look at the magnificence of what IS
and find it suffices
and even nourishes
her soul

All of these lovely pieces will be in the

Metal Shop



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Raw Beauty.

Gemstone Keychains for the rockhound in all of us,
gorgeous everyday luxury.




Rose Quartz


White Quartz.

with love,

Monday, November 10, 2014

Winter's On Its Way

Golden Root and Bramble Earrings with Faceted Tourmaline in pink and sage green.

Golden Early Winter Branch Earrings

Layering Magic Necklace with Fiery Coober Pedy Opal. Sage and Feather.


It's been so long since I've written here at length.
I feel like the active living is what's been on the books these days, not so much the documenting.
I blink and a month is gone,
lost in a fever of creating and communicating and loving.

I keep thinking I will burn out and then I realize that everything is balanced:
there is the raising of the boy
tempered with the creating of the beauty (well, he's beauty too, but that's just understood)
and the loving of the people I love
and the lifting of the heaviest weights I can
and then there's the eating and sleeping and details.
Sometimes a sad day is just a detail,
where three years ago I would have reached out to community and requested fond thoughts
or suffered for the sadness.
These days suffering is a luxury I don't want to spend my time on.

So when my heart gets heavy with whatever I get into the studio
and it pours out in work.
Winter has historically been so hard on my emotions
and almost like putting up canned food, I am stocking my art
to nourish both myself and the woman who will wear it.

I am painting bare branches in sterling before the branches here get bare.
I am paving my path in light before I lose myself to the darker days.

This is O's first winter with complicated linguistics, with appreciation and questions about the sun and the moon and the early evening sky…
it makes me feel brave, telling him of winter's beauty, as though I've loved it myself.
And then I find myself loving these inward-nature changes as I explain them to him.
His face aglow with wonder, I cannot help but smile.
His questions tip the scale to beauty, every time.

While I miss this space very much, miss the space I made to write down 
I am bowled over by the life I am living.
I'm following the order of things
with interest and wonder


The Early Winter Earrings will be in the Metal Shop

later today.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Autumn Magic Spells

Labradorite Magic Spells, Autumn Drying Edition



Odd Woman In Earring Trio, Southwest Edition. Vintage Coral. Turquoise.

Kingman Turquoise Spiderweb Autumn Magic Spells. Carved Coral Rose. Hammer engraved web.

In the Metal Shop Tomorrow.

Available for reserve tonight.