so the san francisco gallery man specifically asked that i send some new earring designs along with my samples. i have been playing around with some and i could use your feedback. please take a look at these and vote in the above poll to let me know which ones you like best. also feel free to leave comments if you'd like...
#1 the little boy blue earrings,
with kyanite, faceted iolite, and rose cut rainbow moonstone
the name comes from a lovely song by mr. will oldham:
they are dainty and delicate.
#2 the niagara in a barrel earrings,
with apatite, aquamarine, and kyanite
i have this very vivid memory of riding the "maid of the mist" when i was about 10 or 11. i went to niagara falls with my grandmother and my cousin, ty. we were on the ferry, wearing our oversized rented raincoats to keep from getting soaked by the abundant spray. i clearly remember standing there, being in total awe of the enormity of these falls, and the POWER that water posessed. the turbulence and the force of the noise was overpowering. i remember asking my grandmother "how on earth did people go over those in a barrel?" i just couldn't fathom it. i pictured those people, all cramped up in there, their bellies tight with fear and anticipation and excitement, knowing what was going on outside, just going with the flow and hoping they survived. i imagined that it was quite calm in there, quiet even despite the outside roar.
#3 the cairn earrings,
these are very lightweight and make a delightful sound.
#4 changing gears earrings,
when i first started making these, i didn't mean for them to look so industrial, for lack of a better word.
but then i thought they remind me of bike gears, or chains, which is very fitting for me right now. since we are having this ridiculous (albeit fabulous) indian summer here in southwest colorado, i am still able to ride my bike on november 25th. and as much as i am anticipating and looking forward to cross country ski season, i am loving riding my bike right now. so these are about changing gears, making the transition from smooth, flat, easy going to steep, hard, rocky uphill, do what you gotta do to make it into something you can accomplish. put it in a higher gear. take a deep breath. slow down. encourage yourself... whatever it is... and before you know it, you will be coasting again, low gear, downhill, pedaling fast...
okay, folks, please help me out!
vote up above or leave feedback?
thanks so much.