In November, Anthony and I are having our 'last-hurrah' trip to
The Big Island, Hawaii -
the rental cottages are all booked, including a stay at a farm
where guests are encouraged to feed the pet pig their table scraps -
The plane tickets have been procured
and very few details remain to be handled.
Anthony will finally get to see the volcano he's been hankering for
and I get to snorkel again
with wild abandon!
Speaking of volcanos,
A beautiful representation of one
crafted from copper, sterling, fine silver and opal
will be in the Metal Shop in a few days
and it SHINES with good health!
A generously sized reminder of the wonders that bubble beneath the surface
of our earth
and our own skin...
And with Hawaii on the brain, I created another seed pod casing ring
using a perfectly perfect chunk of parrot wing jasper
with a little river of chrysocolla and an oasis of malachite.
Both the band and the canvas of the ring were heavily hammer-formed
and they are so rich in texture that it's hard not to
The ring is a size 10.5 with a medium-thick band.
For both of these pieces, I will be accepting reserves:
in the Metal Shop
and the details can be arranged!
As for the creature series
WOW - those responses were amazing
and the animal has been settled upon-
it will have to be a surprise,
and the trio will be revealed
on Friday morning in the Metal Shop
with a preview of the finished work sometime on Wednesday -
I hope your weekend was amazing
and that you are surrounded by friends and loved ones on this
day of remembrance.