Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Architect


When I was a little girl and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I'd say without fail, "An artchitect".

My love of constructing came from endless hours with a huge box of legos, mostly mismatched and thus perfect for building fantastical structures.


I still love the idea of designing houses: these days I do it with stones and sterling and copper.

I must say, though:

we are all architects.


Every day is a blueprint for what will come after, and though we cannot anticipate or control what life will bring our way via miseries and miracles, we certainly can establish the way we respond.

We can make rooms in our hearts for grieving, for respite and for renewal, always.

We can build a bridge to the things we want most:


Our very words and thoughts, bricks that can protect
and encompass.

This series of pieces is inspired by the architecture of our living and a filled with prayer for strong beams and good insulation;

may the place you live be warm and inviting, inside and out.

Two rings feature stones cabbed by me, stones of great power and supreme beauty.


Necklaces that toy with being lighter than air

Or as substantial and inspired as Falling Water.

In the Metal Shop this Tuesday late morning:

Please feel free to contact me HERE
with any questions

or to reserve a piece.

With love,


Chris said...

Holy mother of gorgeosity and amazingness!! You can tell from the excitement of made up words that I cannot find the proper ones to express how FABULOUS the first necklace is. I think I made an audible gasp when I scrolled down the page! Amazing design, beautiful stones, and I can feel the love it was made with!

Sierra said...

oops, that was from Sierra, forgot to log in as me!

Nialah said...

OMG I love love love this new stuff. That ring...takes my breath away.

Sending you lots of love,



Sunny Rising Leather said...

SIerra, thank you so very much: I am kind of freaking out in the best way about this series!!! :) It's so nice to know it lands!!!


Nialah, my dear: achooo!!! I hope the ring gives your breath right back to you, healthy as a horse :) xoxoxox

Kelly Reece said...

I have never seen that technique before! Very unique!

nova by tess said...

Gorgeous work. I absolutely love your new pieces!

Corinna said...

Amazing, Allison! You are my favourite architect.

gallerydarrow said...

Gorgeous work Allison, it's fun watching you grow!