Friday, December 18, 2009

brave by refection

i finished and mailed all of my christmas orders today. yay! i was also able to complete a couple of new pieces and started several other projects which i will hopefully finish tomorrow.

the "brave by reflection" necklace
leonardo da vinci said:

"i love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection."

this fabulous dendorite agate is a perfect picture of a serene lake with trees, mirrored in a reflection. the cabochon is a nice circle, with a lovely high dome. it is set just a bit off center, with some texturing around the edges that mimic the chain. it measures 1 3/4" around.

da vinci's quote, and my signature raindrop with my sparrow and initials are on the back.

the moonstone flapper bracelet
this is a rather timeless bracelet. it has the look of something one would have worn in the roaring twenties, while she was out dancing and drinking contraband liquor. i set a moonstone, a kayanite, a labradorite, and a prehnite, each in their respective bezels, amidst a bracelet with four different chains and a very oversized lobster clasp. the entire bracelet has been heavily oxidized and buffed for a lovely, rich, antique finish.
the back of it is almost as lovely as the front, love, trust, and believe. the bracelet measures 7 1/4".

they are both in the shop.

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