Today I went into the studio with an open heart and some new ideas. One of them made my nearly weep with joy when it was done - "Welcome Home!" was more or less what I said, laughing and smiling at the goal met.
It's quite simple, really - the use of rectangles and squares instead of circles, but the effect is just very Southwest, which has been such a big theme of mine lately - the return to simplicity and the first influence I ever felt to make jewelry.
It's also made with one of the last pieces of insanely vibrant, unbacked Arizona turquoise. I am wringing my hands trying to figure out where to get more of this quality.
The ring is a size 9.5 - maybe even a wee bigger.
I also made a third Tiger Grrr necklace, this time with a really neat bent on the symmetry: two sides of the 'canvas' silver are brought in to the stone, and two edges of the bezel are sawed away on the oppositesides: everything is alligned and it looks so unique and satisfying.
Lastly I made a ring for a wee finger: size 5, which is rare in my shop. It's a little sprout reaching for the stars on a textured canvas of sterling.
A wordless story, really.
I always feel strange working on the weekend, but it's not WORK - it's sheer pleasure when I get to go in and just make. Make whatever comes to mind, no custom orders ever on the weekend, just pure brain flow.
I hope your brains are flowing this weekend with all the joy in the world.