It starts with a handful of wonderful stones:
a rare and deeply colored Parrot Wing Jasper
a self-cabbed piece of Australian Chrysoprase
a brilliant and gem-quality Australian opal
and a stunner of labradorite.
In progress: a double layer of botany:
fern and jacaranda tree leaves
in an asymmetrical necklace
A long seed pod sculptural necklace in which the opal will rest
A Fading Flower Necklace - To-Be...
And this final study, a leaf I had collected a few years back in Petaluma,
stuck in a pocket of my grey peacoat and forgotten
until a few weeks ago when I was looking for change:
The leaf had become nearly skeletal, perfectly supple and soft
like an old flannel.
I hope to have these pieces done by the end of the month.
November will be a very sparse month
as I'll be gone for half of it,
I am getting these beauties in while the energy is right
and the studio is a warm, loving blaze of passion!
Tonight my mother arrives: the best birthday present a woman could ask for!!
Have a wonderful night,