Sometimes the most creative ideas come right before bed or right before waking... the back of the bird skull bag came to me yesterday in the middle of lunch -
I believe it was chicken pot pie from Trader Joe's, so delicious it's liable to give everyone epiphanies of many a different nature!
Since the front of the bag is the representation of death, I wanted the back of the bag to represent rebirth without actually using the word...
Behold, the sprouting of a bean, just like we all remember from third grade science!
What you don't see yet is the bean flower that will be winding through all four life cycle illustrations, completing the circle on the actual bag leather.
Dendritic Agate ring in size 6, anyone?
Opal (the fire in this one is EPIC and red) flower necklace with gaspeite rounds (toward the clasp, can't miss their effervescent green...) and the agate necklace I spoke of
yesterday...isn't it JUST like a hill on a summer evening?
Rounding out the bunch is a pair of delightful carnelian earrings!
These and yesterday's pieces will be in the shop likely Friday morning, with bells on.
If tomorrow flows, though, they may be in the shop in the evening... we'll see!
And why am I studying lapidary when it's so obvious that I already need a clone? Ask me in a few weeks after my flat lap machine arrives and I cut my first cabs...
there must be a way to do it all!!!
(there's not, I hear)