here's what i completed today.
i recently corresponded with somebody very dear to me, someone who knows my soul quite well. he told me something that i think is the highest compliment anyone could give me about my work. he said that my jewelry seemed to be an expression of my "authentic self". that is what i strive for, and coming from someone who truly knows that self, as few people do, it means so much.
so this is the "your authentic self" ring,
with a glorious rose cut rainbow moonstone.
(i made one for myself too, but it was to dark to photograph it by the time i was done.)
i've always associated rainbow moonstone with purity, validity, authenticity.
this one is fantastic. i recently got a few very high grade, fancy cut moonstones. they are just wonderful.
and remember the sego lily?
i finally did it! it took a very long time. i fold-formed the petals and ruffled the edges. but the trickiest part was soldering all of those little stamens in place.
the sego lily is a flower of peace.
i put it on a heavy duty, 3 mm ball chain with a fancy shmancy lobster clasp.
what do you think?
EDIT::: my dear friend (and botanist) just informed me that this is, in fact not a sego lily! it is an evening primrose. i cannot say why i have always thought that was a sego lily. my apologies... (did you know that but were just to nice to say anything about it???)
i also made a new "may peace reveal a path" ring,
with a gorgeous crazy lace agate.
i love this stone.
and, i sort of feel like i should be posting daily photos of the sweet chickens; they're growing so fast!
i think they are in their gangly teenager phase right now, sort of funny looking, but so precious nonetheless.
i will be participating in the dolores river festival this year, selling my jewelry there for the first time. i am looking forward to it. but i have to get busy and start making stuff. so forgive me if i am still not able to keep my etsy shop stocked...