Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shop Update: Earrings and a Turquoise Ring to Live For

The second part of the shop update happening tomorrow features plant rolled earrings and a turquoise ring that makes me melt, right in the heart area.

People say that things are "to die for", but this ring is so vibrant, so earthy that I think it's to live for, indeed!

A vein of turquoise, right there in smooth, polished matrix: this is my kind of stone.
Until I am strong enough to do more lapidary, it warms my cockles to use rocks that I would have thought to cab, had I the rough to use.

To make a stone like this, a person has to have ingenuity, trust in the rough material, and a fantastic eye.

It is exquisitely tall, and on the band and backside of the ring itself, I have subtly roll-printed a leaf.

Right around a size 7, this beauty is!


Next up, a pair of wheat grass earrings, rolled from a stalk I found while Anthony and I roamed a small meadow on our way home from Monterey a few weeks ago.

Rosy, vibrant and bursting with vitality!


Turquoise and fern frond earrings.

I don't even know where to begin to express my love for the plant rolled into these beauties, or for the woman who blessed me with the plant.

These are born of friendship, made with love and prayer. They measure 2.5 inches long, dramatic and strong.

The back of the earrings are roll-printed sterling: a leaf placed upon the roller cracked open at the sides, and the effect was so deliriously powerful and magical, like a thunderstorm. I had to put it in something, but it was too small for a necklace - voila, earring backs!

The turquoise is from Crow Springs mine, almost more aqua than turquoise, beautiful speckles of matrix throughout.

This is for the rockingest cowgirl, urban or otherwise!


Rose Quartz.
Fern Fronds.
Be still my heart.

Luminous, luxe and light on their toes, these beautiful earrings measure 2.5 inches long as well, a matched pair of ferns, a lovely satin glow.

As with the rings before them, these pieces can be reserved.
Please send a convo to inquire about their availability.

I will mark them as reserved here on the blog as they go.

Tomorrow as I update the shop, I will be adding three new necklaces that will be surprises: they are beautiful, rare and special, and cannot be reserved.

I cannot wait to show them to you!!!



Jaime/Bella-Bijou Jewellery said...

Gah that ring is a ring to LOVE for!! Stunning stone!

I love that you are loving your rolling mill as much as I love mine. I have had a love affair with rolling leaves and fronds and such into metal since the day I got it! It is like capturing a little piece of life into metal...

As always Allison, gorgeous work!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Jaime, Anything that sits still long enough goes through the mill!! I feel like a made scientist, and I am glad I am not the only one :)


Sunny Rising Leather said...

Please pardon the comment glitches: if you commented and cannot see it here, it seems to have been eaten: it shows up in the files, but not here on the post - oh dear!!!

So Cat, Peach Gallette - I am on my way over; we'll pinch the map :)

Feri said...

How beautiful!!! How did you get the wheat and fern impressions on the earrings? WOWWWW! It is so magical. And now that's not fair Ms. Sunny!!! How am I gonna wait until tomorrow to see those gorgeous necklaces:)XOXO Feri

Anonymous said...

Goodness, those are stunning, every last bit of them.

DalaHorse said...

Those rose quartz earrings are very yummy!

MrsLittleJeans said...

Beautiful girl! I do snickle everytime I hear cockles...do you as well? xoxo

Debbie said...

I am enjoying getting to "know" you thru your posts! Lovely, lovely stuff happening here! The ferns in silver, just wonderful!
love and light to you too!

Belinda Saville said...

Wow, those fern imprints are divine, Allison! I love each and every one of your soulful creations :-)

And I think I'm putting a rolling mill on my birthday wishlist ;-)


nova by tess said...

oh those fern leafs are simply divine!

I also put on my scientist goggles & apron and roll pretty much anything I can get my hands on through the mill. I feel like a child again, waiting to see what will come out on the other side!

Corinna said...

You have been doing such powerful work lately... and I mean the work of healing, and traveling/sharing/marveling/capturing... and of course the work of your hands and heart. It's SO inspiring to see. You are amazing!!

UmberDove said...



p.s. fern post in route...

gallerydarrow said...

Beautiful work Sunny one! You can never go wrong with turquoise ;) xo, Ro