Sometimes you just can't see it because it's going straight to Italy. Or to my Mom's house.
|The Celtic Abbess|
This one is a custom creation for my good friend and customer in Italy (the only person I do custom work for, so don't get any ideas. What can I say, she's special). It was a collaboration, based on an old design of mine that morphed into something different. I created the medallion from 26 gauge sterling silver sheet, creating three stylized poppy blossoms, texturing them with foreign coins, and riveting them together. The stones include moss agate, prehnite, and quartz. The gorgeous "avocado" hand-dyed/sewn silk ribbon is from Jamn Glass
I created this bracelet to go with it:
Sterling silver button from Cathy Dailey.
I created this bracelet to coordinate with a necklace that I made a LONG time ago that is finally finding a home. I used aragonite and apple jade (I'm not exactly sure what kind of stone that is, but the color assortment is definitely apples--well, apples and caramel apples):
I made the brass button myself--I made a bunch of them! In copper too. I can't wait to use them all.
(Here is the unloved necklace, with golden jade, from eons ago--re-antiqued, tumbled and lacquer-sealed):
And here is another of my etched, double-sided pendants colorized with gilder's paste:
A dragonfly! The little transparent teal glass beads are Indonesian, from Happy Mango Beads
. The three big black and teal beads are long-hoarded lampwork by Kelley Wenzel
. I have a few more that I am still hoarding. This is the first design that seemed worthy of them! I touch them regularly. I made some ladder chain for it, I haven't done that in a while.
The pendant is reversible, there are different patterns with similar coloration on the other side:
This li'l dragonfly is going to live with my Mommy.
This pendant was made to coordinate with a bracelet from my shop (etched brass pendants by me):
I am in LOVE with these lampwork beads. They are from Lampwork by Amy
. Amy lives in Canada. They're like confetti inside!! She has more like this in her shop
and I WANT THEM. And I want all the other stuff in her shop. Except maybe the cremains beads. Not those. I'm like a dragon with gold. Sleeping on a big fat pile of lampwork beads. Or like a crack ho'.
Look at them:
Just look at them. I want to re-buy them now.