Friday, December 30, 2011

sea of joy

i am excited to introduce to you my new line, the sea of joy...

with these amazing mystery shells, blue sapphire, rainbow moonstone, and chalcedony

my old friend sam is a surfer. and he discovered these shells at a secret beach.

he thought i could use them in my jewelry.

he drove down this road.

across these salt flats, through the desert for 100 miles.

and there they were,

on this amazing beach

(i promised i would not reveal the name or location of this special place.)

and now they are here, in my jewelry...

the sea of joy ring, with shell and blue sapphire

you may think it's odd that i, living here in landlocked colorado, am making jewelry of the sea. but i long for the ocean in ways i cannot explain. the ocean does something for me that nothing else can. being at the beach takes me away like nothing else. and so these designs, similar to the tide will bring and tide will take pieces, are to take you away. to bring you the tranquility and the peace that the ocean and the beach bring to me.

the sea of joy necklace, with shell, rainbow moonstone, and faceted chalcedony

i love the barnacle-ish feel of these pieces.

and the earrings,

with small rivets included in the design

the shape of the shells forced me to try some new techniques and i very much enjoyed the process. these pieces will be in the shop shortly.

sam gave me the idea for the name of this line, based on this movie...

thank you SO much, sam.
i hope you like the pieces.


susie said...

Shells from a secret beach, that is downright magical:) May they fly from your shelves and make people happy.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year.

DalaHorse said...

Surfer at heart...longing for a beach....beautiful concept....wishing you the best for 2012 Kristi! ❤