I was finally filing my nails for the first time in months instead of cutting them short - I just needed a moment of girlyness for my hands: can I get an amen from my silversmithing sisters?
It is just too hard to keep the nails looking like they used to before I spent all day accidentally filing them down into ski slopes with sandpaper....
Anyway, my favorite nail shape is square and always will be for my hands. Of course even the simplest of actions like filing my nails got me thinking about cabochons and I felt compelled to set a few symmetrical beauties. We get our inspiration from everywhere, don't we?!!
I made a new tiger grrr necklace, might be the last one for a good while until I can find some good new options for stones.
And I made one of those pieces that made me cry: a necklace that pays homage to desert evenings. The stone is spectacular: agua nueva with moss - it looks like evening over the tail end of Joshua Tree National park where the rocks have long ago fallen away and the Cholla cactus sing their siren songs on the roadside.
Can you hear the deep deep silence calling?
Stones like this come to be every so often: emotionally evocative and really powerful...
Waiting above the evening scene are the stars, ready to shimmer above.
All set on a sturdy chain about 21 inches in length.
If you get to Joshua Tree before I do, please kiss it for me.
Just avoid the Cholla Cactus, please!!!