Thursday, March 24, 2011

Early Spring

As you might know we are in the throws of spring here in the southern portion of California. The skies are bright and washed after the rain and snow. I like this fickle spring weather before we are locked into summer. A sudden rain and drop in temperature makes life more interesting, though I know for some of you winter is going out like a lion.
I created a few pieces with spring in mind.....

"On Rising Circles"
A crow soars in a perfect blue lapis sky. A golden pyrite matrix gives the stone a heavenly touch. This is one of the few California lapis stones I recently was able to acquire. The crow is hand sawn and placed over a concho styled silver oval.


Spring is the season for hungry cottontails. We always seem to have a few nibblers that find their way into our tender walled garden. Rosebud resides under a heart shaped branch of natural coral which I emphasized with my silver setting.

A hungry bunny needs a flower to nibble and coral *needs a drop of turquoise.

"Clover Honey" * sold

Drowsy bees are starting the season, collecting pollen, from the sage, the buckwheat and clover. Soon we will have an a treasure trove of amber honey.
I made this *sweet cuff by setting a glowing spessartine garnet in a nestle of leaves to honor the bees for their life's good work.

sweet petite.

These new pieces will make their way to etsy later today

Early Spring by Rainer Maria Rilke
Harshness vanished. A sudden softness
has replaced the meadows' wintry grey.
Little rivulets of water changed
their singing accents. Tendernesses,

hesitantly, reach toward the earth
from space, and country lanes are showing
these unexpected subtle risings
that find expression in the empty trees.

*Bryce found this perfect blue egg in the garden today
Happy day all, xo Ro


  1. Eggs are miracles--thanks for showing us that treasure.

    You honored that bad, bad bunny--LOVE the coral heart and the turquoise accent and the garden AROUND the bunny. :-)

    That lapis is stunning--and so is the cuff--I like the way you DO spring!


    P.S. Still waiting on EARLY spring here--morning temperatures stood below zero! Maybe I'll go recite Rilke's poem to the prairie tonight....

  2. OH heh, heh, the bad bunny is now immortalized with coral and turquoise! Love that!
    Its a beauty!!

  3. I have to echo Caroline's comment -- Spring certainly seems to agree with your creative spirit! So much new color and life!!

    I am terribly pleased to see that rabbits are in your repertoire. I think this gives me some direction now for the piece I'm hoping you'll create for me...

    "these unexpected subtle risings
    that find expression in the empty trees"... so beautiful, thank you for sharing this poem.

    Have a truly magical day, Ro!

  4. Love your new pieces...especially that little bunny...too darn cute! Happy Spring Ro and all the lovely ladies here! ♥

  5. Eggs are miracles Caroline, when I used to keep chickens I saw one come out liquid and gelatinous and as soon as it made touch down it was an egg with a hard shell, WOW!
    Winter has it's heels dig in for you :(

    Deb that chubby bunny is still here chomping away, it is cute.

    Hello Harsi, twas a gorgeous day. I'm excited to come see your newts :)

    xo Mona, I hope your day was swell

    Happy spring to you Sue, I love your pierced work as well.

  6. Wonderful posts this week. Food for the spirit & imagination. What an oasis of flora & fauna you have there!! Today's jewelry is right up my alley-WOW! xo

  7. Hello Laura! Good to see you.

    Thank you Priscilla it's always a joy to find you here.