Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wings and Water


When travel looms bright on my horizon, I like to finish a project and wait until I get home to reveal it.

Depending on the level of obsession I have about a piece, it can make me feel like I am howling at the moon, mid-day on a Sunday.

This process teaches me patience, tempers my desire to get on a bullhorn and shout from the tallest hill "I did it! I dreamt it and made it!!",
and it gives me something to look forward to when I get home.

To use the word excited seems pale when I think about this necklace...
I began making it when I was having a tough day
and cut by cut, feather by feather I could feel wind gathering under my sadness
and lifting my heart
to higher ground:

it was heavenly from the start.

This necklace sings a song of redemption and grace,
a nearly religious hymn to all things earthy, sensual and divine...

It is comprised of sterling and fine silvers, copper, real turquoise, thread, veggie tanned tooling leather and elk hide in a warm mustard yellow, soft side against your heart.

And yes, like so many pieces that have stunned me with their finished beauty, I cried when I gazed upon its form.

I am not going to list this piece in the shop straightaway: I want to give me readers first dibs:
I feel it belongs to a specific woman whose face is still a mystery to me.

What I do know is that she loves wings, has strong faith in something bigger than
all this earthly claptrap and knows the pathway to her own bliss.

If you are she,




Anonymous said...

Sunny, I am amazed at what you do when you have a tough day/week/month. Wonderful!

Jaime/Bella-Bijou Jewellery said...

Sensasional Allison - I wish she were me, I truly do ( boy I could see myself wearing that right now with a summer dress hanging in my closet waiting to be worn) Too bad my wallet disagrees with my heart. One day, one day...

tattooedblogger said...

In awe....

Anonymous said...

I have tears
such a beautiful piece
such a beautiful calling
I think whomever this belongs to, she will be very blessed indeed

love and light

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Liz R - sometimes I just eat ice cream and cry messy ;) xoxoxo

Jaime: Your kind words are a gift :)

Delia: Thank you, Lovely!!! xoxoxox

Cat: Actually, she to whom it belongs is a blessing me: a lovely woman across the ocean :) xoxoxox

Amy Nicole said...


Illustratornette said...

It very grand. Regal.

For me the pinking edge, needed to be straight cut, but it's still wonderful.

Keep bring forth from your soul. It is good work, and one more of us should be concerned with.


reconstructing sarah said...

stunning. beyond stunning, actually. i can feel it. can i ever.


Echoes of Norway said...

Such stunning work! Love it!