Thursday, June 14, 2012

Feathers and Fogscapes

fogscape size 8 denditic agate

I'm trying to get back to my daily routine, my morning hikes with the dogs, one extra right now Banjo's buddy is staying with us, he was here for our show, poor doggies, locked up for two days. The weather has been perfect for hiking in the morning with a nice cool blanket of ground fog which I usually manage to hike up and out of. Here are a host of rings celebrating my morning glories.

I love this stone it looks like the fog and browning hills..

I kept the setting simple with a nice frame and a pretty band textured with flora, unfurling ferns and the like.


A picture framed to wear on your hand.


*sold sunrise hillside size 7 3/4

This is one beautiful moss agate, the setting evokes simplicity, peacefulness. I added two silver beads that cause your eye to sweep the design in the stone.


:)


The band is beautiful, split, patterned, unique, me, you.

This one has an inner glow....


*sold Red Tail size 7 3/4

Feathers, Feathers everywhere, I'm finding mostly owl feathers right now but the Red Tail feathers will be molted soon, I'm starting to hear the babies cry now with regularity.


How do you do that I was asked.. it's magic I answered....with a pinch of royal imperial jasper.


I sit in my studio and mind my own business, my business is studying natures gifts and figuring out how to bring them to life in my work.


*sold Molted size 8

A more perfect stone could not be had......a stunning and unusual example of birds eye rhyolite. I've never seen one quite like this, I covet them. I wonder if other metalsmiths hang on to stones they love and get to know them for a while before sending them out....molting them.


:)


The stone is egg shaped, with amazing orbs.

Oh LaLa!!



these days.......



.......

these cool......


.....beautiful


days of miracle and wonder.




These beauties will find their way to etsy tomorrow if not claimed here.

* I was very flattered when so many of you show goers told me you read my blog, if you see something you want to own, send me an email and we'll set up a time for pick up. I can be reached by etsy convo as well.

Have a fantastic day all, xo Ro

18 comments:

  1. Everything with your work is admirable, but WOW! My jaw dropped when I saw the feather rings--how the stone peeks out and just shines...it's beautiful, the nature you so love, the titles you give your pieces...just lovely!

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    1. Awww well thank you it means a lot Dawn.

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  2. beautiful stones and settings. My summer has been taking up with kids and work, so I haven't had time for smithing, being able to soak in your blog and see the work of your hands is extra special right now:) Take care, may your pieces fly from your shelves and make people happy.

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    1. Oh well you MUST enjoy your kids, that all goes way too fast and it's so much fun and SO important. I've been reading your blog, you always make me smile Susie.

      Happy summer to you!

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  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

    Just, ohhhhhhhhhhhh.

    The word that comes to mind is evocative. Jaw-dropping, indeed, as Dawn says.

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  4. Gorgeous rings (& cuffs from the other day)!! So inspiring to see your beautiful work!! Holding on to an amazing unusual stone(s) for awhile makes perfect sense to me!

    Glad you are having cooling fog. Sounds sooo nice :)
    xxoo

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    1. I could be a stone hoarder but it's always best to share.

      Cool for now, soaking it up and some for you too!

      xoxo

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  5. My goodness...these are beautiful! Enjoy the fog Ro! xx

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    1. You know I am, thank you about the jewelry Mona, you're a peach!! xoxo

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  6. I love how stunning these rings look on the finger. Just beautiful statement pieces.
    and that rectangle tree in the fog...sigh...
    *LOVE*

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    1. Thanks to the Lovely Laura, it helps to see them on :) Oh yeah that is SOME stone! Lovin the fog...... L O V I N G !!

      love you too sister
      xoxo

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  7. Gorgeous work. Love that fog ring especially! And those feathers--Wow :) That rhyolite stone is incredible too, very unique!

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    1. Thank you DJ isn't it something special, what a scene! Oh and the rhyolite and the jasper and the moss, I love them all :)

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  8. You keep raising the bar!

    Your work is so beautiful! WOW!

    Someday, I will find one of your new posts before all the goodies are gone!

    : )

    xo

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    1. gosh, thank you Cinder, I'm having a ball!

      xoxo

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  9. Hullo, Ro!

    Evocative (you are SO right, Caroline!) and jaw-dropping! Yes, indeed!!! Or should that be jaw-dropppppping?!

    These are all SO amazing. I just love the special touches you include......where you place the silver beads so our eyes sweep the lines of the ring/stone, and the overlapping feathers. How ***wonderful***! The stones are beautiful... basically I second everything that has been said above!

    Hope today is another cool day for you to enjoy. Happy Friday to all!

    xXxoOo

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  10. These are just gorgeous.
    The descriptions are delicious...
    xo

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