Saturday, December 15, 2007

Adventures in Silversmithing

Those whom I count as dear friends and family know that I took a silversmithing class ( and a random thread on Etsy: thanks for the advice!! ). Here is the result. It was borne of six weeks standing in line to ask the venerable teacher questions: a line normally nine people deep. I love smithing!!!!!!
But I want to dig in!! The stones are Australian Boulder Opals. Interesting, non?

Monday, December 10, 2007

Beautiful Plumage

I have a lot of friends and inspirations on Etsy. There are such lovely creators and buyers that populate that site, and I feel so lucky to be a part of it all. There is one particular desert sprite whose work is arresting and whose writing and personality are like climbing vines.
She is The Noisy Plume.
This picture is photographic evidence of what her jewelry feels like. The Nasturtium ring made me want to weep with joy: someone out there creates this much gorgeousness.
Smith on, Plume. Smith on :)