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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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