Monday, June 22, 2009

The Ultimate Reminder Ring



You may notice that there has been much more silver than leather around here lately, which makes the blog itself look strange: the web address should reflect the contents of its pages....

I had a huge crisis of intent over my creative fork in the road some months back that was well-documented here, and now I have made real peace with the fact that there will be days where I am crazy about tooling and days where I am crazy about metalwork.

Right now I am crushing madly on sterling silver.

I can have both - and the scales can tip whenever they choose. This feels really good. I have been wanting to commemorate this newfound sense of artistic freedom with a Reminder ring of my very own....




Sheltered under sterling branches is a piece of cowhide, colored with antique and water.
At the heart of my artistic practice (the ring center) is the very thing which started me down this road to self-sufficiency and discovery: leather....

The part that makes me feel endlessly safe and protected is the solid and bright silver around that hide heart.... I am very excited to see them here together as peacefully met as they are in my mind.

It's been quite a long time coming....

6 comments:

susie said...

A perfect marriage of metal and leather.

That stone on the heart chakra ring is amazing!

Take care.

Katherine said...

I wondered if you'd ever mix the two. It's lovely.

Two Bees said...

Great combination of textures!

Elaine said...

HOLY SMOKES!!! Two days in a row on Etsy Finds-- this time for "The new old school"

http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-the-new-old-school-4220/

CONGRATS!!! I'm so excited for you (and wonder if you even know this yet!) WE always knew that your work is amazing and I'm glad that Etsy is recognizing that as well :)

liz r. said...

Lovely idea, sprouty gal!

Good Girls Studio said...

Love how you married 2 of your passions together! Now you need to write a song about it & you will have come full circle ;)