Thursday, May 5, 2011


I finally finished this gorgeous hinged piece. The stone is Morenci turquoise which is scarce and collectable. The stone resembles a clear lake viewed overhead, there's even a touch of green in the center.

I added bits of the desert, including verbena leaves and a tiny bloom and seeds.

I'm having a blast working on projects. I'll list this pendant along with the pieces below later today. I'm champing at the bit to get back to the pieces I started yesterday.

Ye Haw...........xo Ro


  1. blue, so turquoise xoxo

  2. Breathtaking...the turquoise...the silver elements...the design...all just exquisite!!

    (And it has hinges!!!!! That's so cool!!!!!)

  3. YIPPEE KI YAY....YIPPEE KI YOY.....I love, I love, I MUST be a GalleryDarrow!

  4. Wow!! This is a really stunning necklace!! Gorgeous design & silverwork - amazing turquoise. Your brain is apparently full to bursting with ideas. Beautiful jewelry in yesterday's post too!! Again, I loved getting to see all your trip photos. xoxo

  5. Love the turquoise from yesterday (I've been on an earring bender myself this week;) Really love this piece and appreciate the work that must have gone into it (the stone is just beautiful, but oh, to be able to make hinges..) Thanks for sharing your trip, I loved all of the pics along the way. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week.

  6. I think you got just the right balance here, Ro. You let that beautiful stone speak for itself and then gave it wings with lovely silver vignettes to either side. The layering of your three-dimensional botanical elements over your drawn (etched? stamped?) elements is so textured and wonderful.

    Like everyone else, I too am a bit "unhinged" at the awesomeness of your hinges. :-)

  7. OOOOHHHH! circle the wagons cowgirls, we've got some serious things a happenin' at the Darrow spread!

  8. oh, and hinges!! she has a special way on those gates to show her treasures!!

  9. Debbie, you just crack me up--we need to all meet for cookies along this trail!

  10. Okay, count me in. My cookies are cooling on the rack, and my wagon is hitched. Serious things happening.......INDEED.

    Ro, this new piece is making us all un-hinged (good one, Harsi!!) I know I am:
    and brought to my knees with the beauty of this baby!!
    ((, okay, maybe I made up some of these words. lol))

    *wow* Ro!

  11. HA Haaa I can see you ladies were doing some big planning while I've been working. De-elbowed I love that one! Thank you all for your wonderful comments they keep me floating, (I would say on a cloud but there isn't one is sight) I'm serving ice tea with fresh lemons and mint at my studio tomorrow why don't y'all come over, we can peruse the turquoise. xoxoxoxo

  12. Count me in pardner'
    cookies on the trail and beer for our horses.
    xoxoxoxo back!

  13. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Aren't we all loving this cowgirl theme.

  14. It's especially funny Deb coming from your puppy dog Ha haaaa!!!!

  15. fantastic. you've outdone yourself. LOVE IT!!