Sunday, January 17, 2010

Opalicious



New Techniques
Marrying Leather and Silver to make a Compass for the Spirit

Opals.... fiery, lovely sunshine-y opals
from Mexico with love.

On the left: a melted sterling backplate
Delicately sawed flowers
A really big orange fire opal
a super-luxe chain

On the right:
Compass - on the back, the word 'guided'
given to me in the morning yesterday, a gift of inspiration
Mexican fire opal
sterling polished to a low shine 
hand-stitched

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Omigoodness!!!!!

xoxox,
A

14 comments:

Katherine said...

Omigoodness indeed! I love these pieces!

::mari:: said...

O

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Amazing work! And so unique!

Runs4fun said...

both absolutely lovely---the compass is so wonderfully soulful...

liz r. said...

I am really liking your cutouts. Love the little compass, too.

emmy d said...

Pant. Purr.

:)

Marcy said...

these are both stunning!

Jaime said...

Gorgeous as usual Allison! I adore that compass!

Jaime

Brooke said...

Ohhhhh...


Just gorgeous.

MrsLittleJeans said...

Mademoiselle,
You are on a roll!

Happy new week!

xox

sylvestris said...

WOW...great new turn!!!

xo

Dorothy

Good Girls Studio said...

Leather + silver = swoon!!

Love it!

Corinna said...

You are coming up with all kinds of amazing new designs lately. Somebody's mojo is flowin'!!

I love the compass...leather and silver and stones. Wow.

xo

mary said...

Allison
I love the one on the left (my left while looking at the screen ) is it on ETSY?
Also, the chain broke on my lovely necklace - the one I call Tree of Life!

do you think any jeweler could repair?

Love You,
Mary (Salamon-Moro)

Vita said...

LOVE how you married the leather and stone/metal!!!!!!!! Fabulous Allison!