The beautiful August days begin to grow shorter now, and the cool nights have me sleeping great and, well, dreaming a lot! I’ve often ‘dreamt colors’ when in the midst of weaving, but lately I’ve been dreaming of precious metals and design elements that inspire and inform designs I then feel compelled to create. Often these two processes get me started, but I’ll move in still another direction when I’m at the bench.
So, that’s how I came to complete two new pendants, Ancient Ammonite and Twilight Dendrite, two pieces I’ve had in my stone collection for a few years.
I’d also been pondering how to use the pale pinkish Amethyst Dendrite. Then it came together in an almost vintage looking piece, when a small onyx cabochon was added to it and then mounted on a fine leather choker. These natural markings also attracted me to the pair of grey and white Pinolith stones used in Like Marble, requiring no embellishment beyond a simple sterling setting.‘constructed’ pieces I’ve just added. These fun earrings layer a mix of precious metals textured from stamping, oxidizing and sanding, and no soldering — they need to move, and they look terrific when worn. These combinations are endless, and since I’ve dreamt up a few more versions mixing these colors and textures, stay tuned, they’re coming soon!
you can check out all the new stuff on the New Items page…