Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hammer Engraved Koi Necklace with Lavender and Orange Agua Nueva


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

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,


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.


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.