Dry is beautiful, being all about shape, form and texture I brought these sexy bits into my studio. I don't really know what it is but it caused a horrendous allergy attack and because of it, my eyes started falling out, just then the dogs erupted in the house and I found the mailman on the porch. EEEk I didn't want to look at him, I told him I was not on drugs and explained a little about my work. He became quite intrigued and told me he once taught jewelry making at a mental hospital. Well after what he's seen I invited him in and showed him my work..I must add we have the coolest mailmen ever.
So I continued on my journey to immortalize the summer in silver....
There's always a shot like this, the casual lean-in shot that causes the earrings to almost take on human qualities, hand on hip :)
It's a challenge, albeit a fun one to find the right pose....
My girlfriend challenged me to take a picture of a swallow, "nearly impossible" she said to get a shot of those flitty birds, so I aimed the camera at the blue sky and snapped away, this is the best one, the dragons are an added bonus.
*soldI decided to immortalize those little scissor tailed darters in a ring..
*Hornitos poppy jasper from Kaliforn-I-A (California)
Mmmm I had some bing cherries the other day, same color so delish!
So I made a lot of things, but wait you say, what is that little shiner over there on the left? Onmygosh ladies, I SCORED for you! I bribed Eric to go to a bead show with me by telling him I would buy him lunch...poor guy, he's a trooper, I know what a bore and a snore this is for him, good thing Pasadena has the best wood fired pizza on the entire planet with thin sliced apples on top with roasted garlic, HEAVEN...... I digress. So the beads were pretty boring, Hong Kong and India were there. China beads are cheap and so is the quality, beads from India are beautiful and very pricy.....but wait! I found a whole case of ammonites in the back of a Hong Kong bead store just waiting for me. I acted casual I joked with a Pasadena man in blue, told him I would have never pegged him for a jewelry designer, firearm and all. Turns out he IS....well I'll be. Eric had fun talking to him while I quietly haggled over prices. Ammonites are usually way out of my price range but I got a smokin' deal on these which I plan to pass on to you.
I was feeling pretty hagglie so I took my skills over to India before we left..
*soldI LOVE these fossils, they look like insect wings so I gave it an organic resting place much like the way you'd find an insect wing while you were out hiking or tending your garden.
( I always get excited over my finished work, Greek fiserwomen are known for that btw :)
Oh la la......purty as a firework don't you think?
I'm going to meet with my model today and add these to etsy tomorrow.... hope you all had a good weekend, a good 4th.
Thanks for stopping by, lots a love, Ro (Athena)