Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hammer Engraved Koi Necklace with Lavender and Orange Agua Nueva

RESERVED

Millimeter by tiny millimeter the graver cuts through the sterling silver
creating the picture of something beloved:
koi.

This piece was inspired by the tiny babbling koi pond that sat right outside the window of our farm stay on the Hamakua Coast on the Big Island:
the weather was chilly, and the fish huddled under a lily pad
tails undulating with the tiny wind-blown currents of their home.

Engraving little pieces of Hawaii is my way of
sharing the energy of the island with those who take home the pieces I craft.

Just as delightful as the finned friend
is the cut of Agua Nueva Agate partnered in this necklace:
orange and yellow as a sunset (so difficult to capture in the chilly light of winter)
with lavender banding and a hint of parallax in the lower right hand corner.

You can reserve this piece if you wish with a simple


in the Metal Shop

And if no one claims her, I will list sometime this evening
or tomorrow morning.

With love from California,
Sunny

13 comments:

UmberDove said...

Oh girl. I love your engravings so.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

My dear Dove, that means the world to me: thank you :) xoxo

mairedodd said...

i love the combination of delicacy and strength in your work... the engraving is beautiful... and i have to smile, i have an appt on the 20th to get a tattoo of koi with maple leaves!

mari huertas said...

I wish I were there to model it. ;)

perfection. truly.

xo
m.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Mary Jane - I am smiling too, indeed :) xoxoxox

Mari Bean - me too!!! There is a letter in the mail for you today :) xoxox

MrsLittleJeans said...

Beautiful indeed! xx

~Kristi~ said...

I know that you're working on what comes to you right now, and I know your work is beautiful; I wanted to ask for advice. I'm looking for (fairly) inexpensive, unique matched wedding bands for my fiance and I, but I'm struggling. I don't know what I'm looking for; I just know I'll know when I see it. My engagement ring isn't huge and ostentatious, it's pretty and Tolkien-esque; we want it to mesh well with that, but I don't have a clue, otherwise. Do you know any metalsmiths that work with white metals that make wedding bands that I could peruse?

Just thought I'd ask, since your pieces are beautiful. :)

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Mona - MUAH!! xoxox

Kristi - Thank you so much for asking me!! There are so many gifted metal smiths out there: drop me a convo in the Metal Shop (link on the right side of my blog) and I'll see what I can find out! xoxo

Marcie Abney said...

Gurrrlll...you're good...you're dang good.

Sybil Ann said...

Your koi are wonderful. This one is simply beyond graceful.

lynn bowes said...

I would give anything to watch you work. Your pieces translate from leather to metal absolutely seamlessly.

Love love love :: lynn

MJ said...

Wow, your work is so stunning!! I need to get try to get here earlier so that I can nab one of your creations!

Between You And I said...

This necklace costs a thousand bucks, really is pretty.