*pendant is sold
I have to admit my muse may seem a bit sketchy sometimes, but it all makes cents to me. My work started with turquoise, three bracelets, beautiful petite stones bracketed with stamping dating back a century with my antique stamps. Everyday is a new opportunity to grow and sometimes I'm surprised where my thoughts and work may wend. I'm following the news just like you are and I worry about the diminishing bees and I wonder where we're headed in terms of farming. I treasure them, the important role they play regarding our existence, I'm hoping we head back from whence we came.
I've been wanting to make turquoise insects for some time now, so I finally did. These pieces are like small sculptures, nothing is cast, each piece is made by hand, the turquoise is Royston from AZ.
I wandered into the oak woodland with this pretty Sleeping Beauty droplet.
*an old, burned up truck rests on it's axels on an offshoot of one of my hiking trails, someone has spray painted peace signs on it and it now houses an enormous colony of bees, I tread quietly when I go there to bird watch.
This change in work may be surprising to you but when I handle turquoise I always start to think of American history regarding the stone, so I turned the page and started a new chapter.
I love the mixes of metals, textures, color in this ring. I like putting the penny back in circulation, it contains no solder, it rests in it's frame unharmed.
1906 Turquoise History
The ring led to a the pendant, rooted in the West it contains stories of the past, antiquity.
The chain can be adjusted from 17 to 19 inches.
The pendant made a bread crumb trail to the Buffalo Compass Rings. The coins are not set, if you decide you would like this ring you can also choose which side of the coin you'd like.
These ring have a nice heft.
They got me wondering just who the brave was that has his portrait immortalized on the coins. The coins we designed by sculptor James Earl Fraser and the indigenous man is actually a mingling of three Native Cheifs, John Big Tree, Iron Tail, and Two Moons. The American Bison also had a proper name which was Black Diamond.
This is where my brain has been traveling. Showing new work is always a little difficult for me, thank you for always being so nice, even when you're thinking....what the..........??