All the elements, made by me (except commercial chain!), all stones cabbed by me.... man, I feel like a WOMAN!
Let's go into details, shall we?
This is a wee Coyamito Agate, with an opaque light caramel center and banding reminiscent of cinnamon and persimmon... orange, tan, simple and elegant.
My signature swinging bail has a tiny twig and leaf bouquet: this piece is entitled "Ahh" and has that word along with a few hammered granules of sterling on the back.
Doesn't it feel like relaxation just looking at it?
This is the collector Laguna Agate cab I created last week and I KNEW it was going to turn out to be a doozy when I set it. I blended the swing bail and a simple jump ring setting for an asymmetrical treat.
This is heirloom stuff, thick and heavy silver with a stone the likes of which I may not see again - what a wonder!!
The chain is patterned cable, left oxidized for contrast and a bit of operatic drama!
All of my vine designs are an offshoot of this amazing new phase of my life: plants I purchase are surviving and even thriving in my studio, on my porch and in my belly (basil, parsley, spearmint, sage, lavender, lemon balm and peppermint) - I couldn't be happier with this turn of events, as a reformed black thumb.
Seriously, I had a knack for house plant homicide.
Look: even my string of pearls is sprouting!!
Start to Finish pieces will be in the Metal Shop shortly!!