Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Smattering


"Spring"
 *sold
It all starts with a beautiful stone this one, a picture jasper in this case with a pretty meadow,  but really it all starts with a walk in the hills. I feel so fortunate to know talented stone cutters, lapidary artists that really know how to get the fillet out of the stones. Their work compliments mine, symbiosis if you will. 

I felt that this meadow needed the sun so I created a handmade bead to represent el sol.


 I made the pendant long with flipabiltity because..




I really wanted to add these two. I watched them the other morning, part of the herd but these two were inseparable, .....


so I remembered them here, sun shining above.



charming.


*sold Stormy Skies
This stone is from the same artist as the first , this one has a nice storm brewing in a rocky butte picture jasper, I have to admit this is my idea of a rain dance since the weather here has become uncomfortably warm and it worked because their are dark clouds above our hills and  rain reports dappling the news.

!yay!



So  I made a fancy bail and clasp by twining some branches I found scrambling up the sumac.



This piece exudes happiness with a bit of drama happening in the sky.



Inspiration is out there you just gotta go hunt it down........ seek and ye shall find.

"Scraps"

I wanted to make a pair of earrings, something different, unique from silver scraps and plant scraps, last seasons delicate grasses, having a bit of fun with design here.

*sold "Ribes"
I ADORE these and they took forever to make.....why not make something easy, simple?, sometimes I just like to push the envelope and make something spectacular because I can't wait to see it finished. Here is the finished project and I have to say they turned out even better than I imagined, the stones....


 are fat juicy prehnites, yum!


*sold *sold "Bluebird" & "Ribes Indecorum"

Two more gorgeous stones, lapis in the shape of a blue flame and a gorgeous chrysoprase with drites, they both needed a fancy place to rest and be enjoyed on your finger.


"Indecorum" has foliage on her band as she should, as you would expect and well, a blue bird





should have a mate :)

twettly deet deet!!

If you have an questions drop me a line, these are offered here now and will be moved to etsy tomorrow, I have a model at the end of today so I will be busy with pictures and HOPEFULLY adding to this smattering..

Have a beautiful day all! xo Ro

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, all of it...juicy prehnite, filleted cabs, Stormy Skies (there's pure magic in that stone), beautifully banded rings...

    ...exquisite symmetry and symbiosis.

    xxx

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  2. Exquisite work Ro! And a beautiful post as well.
    XoS

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  3. Stunning work Ro!

    Your leaves, bird and deer inspiration add so much.
    I love the extra special details!

    xxoo

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  4. all those gorgeous stones matched with your unique silver art....what's captured by your camera now worn by an admirer....amazing. simply amazing.

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  5. INCREDIBLE Ro! You out~did yourself! I'm not even sure what that means - but you are awesome, my dear.

    For the past two mornings I've seen two deer on my ridge. Silhouettes in the distance - foraging, skittish and then disappearing into the day, somewhere on the other side.

    Your artistry is a delight - it speaks of exquisite nature and beautiful feelings of the heart.

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    1. Awww I love the deer, a good way to start the day! Our deer have become rather giddy, kicking up their heels and chasing each other around, spring is in the air!

      Thank you San D!

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  6. Oh these are really lovely! Beautiful stones. Glad your rain dance worked :) and the clasp is so unique too.

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  7. Oh DJ I'm still waiting, it keeps looking like rain but...... at least I'm doing my part :)

    Thank you!

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