Thursday morning in the shop I've some things in sterling to show you, and some copper earrings to reveal to you tomorrow:
I am so excited about all of these pieces!
Back in February I took a hammer-forming class
in Pasadena, and I finally got around to using some of the techniques I picked up,
plus a few texturing ideas I'd had floating around the brain -
I am thrilled with the results!
Nooks, crannies, delicate forming and sweet Kingman Turquoise stone...
it reminds me of the seed pod casings strewn about my neighborhood;
something born, something revealed, possibility reigning.
Pretty sure this baby is a 6.25, will know for sure by Thursday, obviously!
I just cannot even tell you how much work, love, sweat and silver there is in this piece,
How perfect and deep the maidenhair impression turned out:
the Agua Nueva looking quite like a Divine exclamation point
the hand-strung carved white stone beads....
You can even see the spores!
This one is a whopper: heavy, textured, rich
the stone pendant has a scalloped pierced back
and the way this looks on the body is
like a very kind, compassionate queen.
lastly for the sterling pieces I made a tiny maidenhair pendant,
and 18k gold dot.
a sweet companion for a lovely neck.
Thursday morning, these pieces will find their way into