Rings of Saturn

I made this piece at the request of a dear friend. Well, she requested a round , black stone and I took it from there. I’m forever and always inspired by this grand universe and onyx is a modern gemstone of Saturn and this is what came together. It almost called to me and it just so happened there was a whole lot going on with Saturn when I was making it…cosmic indeed.

Here Comes the Rain

Number two in my “holding the pose” series of pieces, in an unspecified amount, Rain.

I finished these up a couple / few weeks back and boy were they a true test of holding the pose. The tiniest of rivets and the joys of soldering silver to brass. I quite love how they came out and it was actually fun getting back into the aforementioned tasks.

Made from brass and sterling silver.

Redux

I had a couple of lingering samples from some years back, when I introduced the Peyote Cult collection. I decided to rework them into this collar pin. Imma keep this for myself but would gladly make more. Just give me a shout.

Smooth Like Satin

I recently had a special request for the Lore No. 1 in a satin finish. I of course obliged and am digging it sans shine.

Shining Star

I’ve begun a new practice in my life and uncovering so many things about myself and letting go of so many more. It was mentioned that the practice becomes a part of every moment of your life. Things get hard, they don’t develop in your time frame and it becomes a test of will and “how long you can hold the pose.”

I’ve been holding the pose of being a jeweler for 10 years. Sometimes just barely. I’m now rooting down, holding it for as long as it takes. In this I’ve promised myself to just make, not for any reason, but to discover what I can do, to see where it takes me. No matter how difficult, how tedious or how long, just make.

The first item in this practice are these earrings, I’ve named, Shining Star (thank you Earth, Wind & Fire). They look perhaps easier than they appear. I had the beads and used the smallest wire I had on hand to make the headpins the beads are on, but only about half the beads actually fit onto the wire. Still I pressed on and “held the pose.” I like the way the turned out and learned things for the next time.