Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Moments you Spend....


...When you are making something are the moments that are forever kept in silver. When I created these three pieces over the past three days some very lovely things were happening in my little soul.

The monitor and the thoughts it created about mortality were not at all sad: it was a reminder to live live live right now! The very same idea is what drives me to buy skeleton necklaces and simplify my posessions often.

The pieces I made while in a cloud of passion for life reflect some of my favorite things-

Leaves:



Two pieces of Chrysoprase, one with little drusy vugs peppered through the stone, dendrites and an opacity that creates such a luminous glow reflected back through the silver to the lucky one who wears it.

The other chrysoprase stone is not opaque, but instead a rich and lovely green, simple and lovely. Sterling sprout branches are complemented by little 14k gold dots and a bit of negative space.

This ring is a size 10.25 and will be in the Metal Shop today

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One of my other favorite things are snowflakes, which I'll not likely see here this year, so I made a California one:

The stone is a miraculous bit of Ajoite in Quartz surrounded by lots of filigree and some 14k gold and sterling granules.

This stone is a rare mineral recently found in South Africa, ranging from teal to baby blue clouds and strong color lines through quartz... this is a particularly strong color line!


My third piece for the offering is an open-centered Oco Geode:


This stone was masterfully cut and has the look of little clouds. The drusy is peppered with color: little black dots and tiny washes of caramel and the center is filled - my signature - with little sterling granules.

All of these pieces will be in the Metal Shop a little later: I did not take pictures with the pieces on : my skin is having a bad reaction from the goo they use to stick the electrodes on: they use a conductive gel and my delicate decolletage ain't having it!

I hope you all have a wonderful day full of peaceful, important realizations and kindness all around you.

11 comments:

MrsLittleJeans said...

Lovely pieces...that's all, and I can sense a lot of heart and soul in these for sure...

~Heather~ said...

That ring is AMAZING... If only I was a 10... Beautiful work and heartfelt♥

angie said...

wowwee!! i'm glad that's not my size, cause i can't afford to buy nuffin!

kogie said...

Beautiful necklaces and I echo Angie's comment that I'm glad the ring is not my size, its too stunning to resist!!

liz r. said...

Oh my gorgeous!

RosyRevolver said...

Huh? What? Where am I?

That ring is . . . I'm just lost in it.

BRAVO!! xoxoxo

gallerydarrow said...

Beautiful work. I love your *signature* agates with the druzy voids filled with silver granulation. Brilliant!

Vita said...

ooooooh I'm feeling gaga over green! ;) Beautiful, beautiful work Allison!

Runs4fun said...

ahhh kindness all around me would be...so very nice;)

the green is amazing...so lush...

that 'goo' does wreak havoc with sensitive skin. i'm sure it'll clear up quickly tho!

Bisquit said...

Rosy is right, that chrysoprase ring is amazing. Oh chrysoprase, how I love thee!

Alicia Istanbul said...

Hey there, Jess sent me. Beautiful work and fantastic ring!!! Yet another talented metalsmith. Happy to have found you :)