Something I made today made my sentimental eyes tear up, a sure sign it was something pretty groundbreaking for me in terms of soulful design.
This time last year it was almost wedding time and I was so looking forward to Hawaii... how could I have known that going there would haunt me like this?
The coral reef on Anini Beach, the sky, the breeze, the feel of paradise.... I awoke today determined to make something that would bring back the feel of the coral, the deep twisty thickets of sea life and the feel of the warm currents.
So I did, with near-trembling hands towards the end, kind of like the feeling I get at the end of a particularly good musical take "Just hang on and keep this feeling!!".... I made a memory come to life in my studio.
The stone in this is an incredible cut of Sonora Sunrise with a near-metallic band running across the blue and a delicate tomato red at the tippy top.
The chain is luxe, the work is from my heart, from my memory and ties in one of the loveliest experiences I've ever had.
In the Metal Shop soon!