Will be small but oh so mighty mightayyy
(I already love you if you know what song those last two lyrics are from)
The first piece I have to show you is a stunner:
a large, organically shaped Kazakhstan Thunderegg Ring.
I cabbed the stone myself and was so amazed at its composition,
so unlike anything else I have ever seen in my rock-loving life:
the matrix was pink and the agate itself was deep blood red, neon yellow and had pockets
of opaque agate that hinted at movement.
For this stone I made a special textured bezel
And a very simple setting so that the unique, rare and deeply satisfying agate artwork would shine shine shine.
I can safely say you'll not see an agate like this but once in a very blue moon.
Kazakhstan Thundereggs go for a MINT online.
This ring has a fern band, wide
Now, on the wing front, I have been stalking my garden
to see if autumn had claimed any carpenter bees, but there were none to be found
since the last beast I found in the early summer.
Enter my dear Laurie Brown
with whom I spent a few hours on Sunday (more on that at a later date)
and in whose presence I merely had to ask, "Have you a spare bee wing?"
Well, she sure did, and these rolled beauties are the result
of a tiny bit of home surgery and an answered prayer.
Sterling silver bee wing necklace
Light-as-air hammered-edge bee wing oval earrings
Small and dainty bee wing sterling earrings
And copper bee wing earrings!
I may have a few more pieces that show up toward the weekend, but this may be the
sum total of November's smithing:
I have a clutch in the works that I hope to have finished before I leave:
it involves hummingbirds!!!
To reserve any of these lovely metal pieces,
and we'll sort out the details!