Seemingly the Same

I’ve noticed a pattern in the rings I’ve been making lately. They all seem to be set horizontally rather than vertically, with multi bands. I’m not mad at it and maybe this makes it a signature thing I do.

Here’s the latest, made by request for my pal of pals, ma.

Robin’s egg blue, Kingman turquoise. The swirl pattern is super groovy.

Single and Ready to Mingle

On your wrist.

Lore number 2. Available in the etsy shop.

Manta

Just over a year ago I was in talks about a collaboration with a clothing company/designer. Those fell through but an idea lived on. Forever inspired by my culture (half of it) and the many nations that exist within it, I became fascinated with mantas and mores specifically the adornment used to hold them closed.

What is a manta? Well it’s basically like a giant scarf or shawl that Pueblo and Navajo women often wore/wear, almost as a dress. Pins, usually of turquoise were used to hold them in place and/or as a closure.

I did my own spin on this with a bit simpler approach, making more of a stick pin. These can obviously be used a ton of other ways, say as a hat pin, in a tote or purse, on a coat, scarf, even through shoes (picture mocs) or on anything else one would like to adorn.

I made three in total. These two are down at Desert Omen and the other I shall reveal in due time.

Local Motion

I think I’ve failed to mention here that I’ve got quite a few, one of a kind pieces over at Desert Omen, a local boutique in Yucca Valley (55810 Twentynine Palms Hwy, @desertomen). The shop is filled with so many lovely things, that it’s a joy to have some of my creations amongst them.

Here are a few that are still available!

Hello July

I’m on the tail end of my recovery and ready to hit the studio hard in about a week. I’m also going to be getting back into some of my old trades of clothing and textiles. I’m not 100% sure where that will go, but it’s bound to bring inspiration back to the jewels!

Big and seemingly life shaking things have happened post surgery and I’m choosing to see them as shaking things up in order for transformation to occur rather than getting sucked into the sadness and drama of it all. I’m a little freaked out but excited by the possibilities. A new chapter is about to be written, 100% on my own terms this time.

Speaking of jewels, here’s a piece I made for a most special and inspirational human, pre surgery.