Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas in my heart

Heat-colored copper (I honestly don't know how it happened to become a gorgeous brick red, if anyone knows these things then I beg you enlighten me!)
with a labradorite center...
a prototype of a flower I would like to make quite a few of...

Down the center of each petal runs a thin engraved line, and on its bright and shining petals are a few drops of sterling dew...
This one, the first born of its kind is precious to me.

When I woke up this morning I was giddy, the way you are when you've made something you really love...that child-like Christmas feeling inside!


These are my home footwear until at least April: I look like I belong on a set back in the late 70s for Star Wars as an extra on the planet Hoth, but man oh man are they warm!!

They are Emu boots, Maitress is the model.

The leaves really do change here in San Jose, much like in dearest Petaluma, the main difference between here and the East Coast is the profusion of color over there and the lateness of the season over here...

I must say, it warms my heart to see fall happening again, though it is late and underwhelming: six years of no change (though the trees in Los Angeles DO lose their leaves, they just kind of brown and fall down) autumnal signs do bring me joy!!

Like persimmons
squash
chards
and
steaming mugs of tea....

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and send you fond thoughts on this rainy Saturday in California!

xoxoxox,
Allison

16 comments:

lulu said...

Oh boy, am I loving the weather too.

the nice thing about having a job in Griffith Park is that I actually get rained out of work!

A day of Writing, Lester Young and Hot Apple Cider.

by the bye, love the new additions! :)

liz r. said...

Ha ha, when I saw the boots I thought of Battlestar Galactica. They are cute, though!

I LOVE that ring. You *should* be happy with it.

Lorena, sometimes... said...

LOVING the bloom!!!

the brass becomes copper plated (or zinc depleted) in you pickle pot ...

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Thanks, all!!

Lorena, the bloom is copper: no brass - I was wondering how I got the particular color of red and if I could do it again :)

xoxox,
Allison

Lorena, sometimes... said...

oh, all copper??? did you pickle it any ... guess it is just the heat coloring!

still lovely either way ~

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Lorena: the flower was made of flat copper sheet, formed by me :)

Even after I pickled it over and over the inside retained that deep brick red: I love it so much I would love to know I can count on that kind of coloring, but alas: I think it may have been some sort of a happy accident :)
Thanks so much! xoxoxox

Sunny Rising Leather said...

L, you must think me DAFT: I wrote brass instead of copper!!!
Off to have coffee :) Please excuse my brain :) xoxo

kerin rose said...

yah, its copper firescaie...pickle wont remove it...
so lovely to see you using your new skills! :)
I bet Khobe would be proud!

a tres belle fleur!

The Noisy Plume: said...

Bloom = Heart Kaboom

But more importantly, I love your kneecaps.
x

Lorena, sometimes... said...

tee-hee-snicker Allison! i just couldn't figure it out ... ;)

and, i think you nothing but LOVELY!

Taddyporter said...

foxy bootistas Sunnita! they look toasty and also middle-earthish which I really think is cool.

Cat said...

beautiful bloom
rocken' boots...love your description of the especially!
gorgeous colour in your parts

we woke up to our first dust of snow
went to the local lake in the mountains
snow
wind
white capped waves
breathe taking!

happy Saturday night
love and light

Nialah said...

Love the ring my dear. And the boots and autumnal colors... I'll swap you some mangos for some persimmons ...Deal?

xoxoxoxo

M

Sybil Ann said...

That ring is simply beyond precious! What size is it? (she asks hopefully - betting you're keeping it). I like the color firescale gives it - and Jillian of the silver Ram is correct. Bee's knees baby!

Illustratornette said...

I love the first picture, looks like a professional is modeling and photographing. The stone seems to glow with magic.

angie said...

LOVE that ring!!