There is a metric ton of stuff going on around these here parts:
more than I could ever express
in ways more profound than I have words for.
All I can say is that I will be able to give more information
in the coming weeks -
in the meanwhile, there is a trip to Minneapolis from the beginning to the middle of August
and a winged clutch in the works Leather-Shop-wise.
What you see here may be the last of the earrings going into the Metal Shop for a while:
there will be a few feather necklaces next week
and an EPIC piece that ties in the wing engravings I've been working on forever with that
So lovely, today's offerings - feathers, riveted and decorated with small swirling circles
benevolently made by my drill press:
I can manipulate it to make these at certain angles, but it's mostly just dumb, gorgeous luck.
They're like crop circles for metal!
The feather was a pure white plume found on campus
on my way back from a lovely walk a few weeks back.
These are so divine, there are no words for the color therapy and healing they give off.
Prehnite with tourmaline inclusions
Mexican jelly opal beads
and a trinity of turquoise finish these beauties off.
They are utterly luminous.
I love the way they beads come in all different shades of orange, a monochrome rainbow of sorts.
Lastly, a pair of natural carnelian posts, perfect and dainty.
I will be putting these pretty little delicacies in the Metal Shop
and then walking thoughtfully through this beautiful summer evening to do some yoga
and offer some prayers.