In addition to my Picasso jasper pieces with the raven window to the back of the stone, I will also have lots of these simple raven pieces, for those who wish to have their raven facing out watching the world. ▪️ A simple waiting raven silhouette set against an oxidized backdrop, a faceted black onyx suspended below, and on the back of the pendant, a few inscribed stars, the first of the evening. ▪️ There will be two versions of this design, thirteen smaller ones (like the one pictured) and fourteen larger ones with a larger onyx briolette. ▪️ It is looking like the Waiting Raven collection will be hitting the shop this Sunday, November 18 at 7pm EST. I am waiting for a few pieces of onyx to arrive in the mail, and then I will be able to finish everything! ▪️ Keep in mind, these are the last ravens until next autumn!
After tallying up all your feedback from yesterday on whether I should list them with an adjustable chain (17-20) or a fixed chain (to be finished at the buyer's desired length), I found that it is quite evenly split! So, despite the fact that it will take a bit more prep, I am going to offer both options for these. ▪️ If I can get all my ravens in a row, it looks like the shop update with be either Sunday, November 18 or Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm EST. Tell me sweet friends, do you have a preference? Since this collection is only visited once a year, I want to try to accommodate as many people as possible!
I just finished all the Picasso jasper raven designs for the Waiting Raven Collection, and goodness, it is a veritable flock! They are patiently roosting around my studio as I finish the pieces in the two other raven designs, but I can tell they are anxious to fly into the world. ▪️ Isn't Picasso jasper something?? Like the dark branches of a leafless tree silhouetted against an evening sky. And these ones were polished to saturated perfection by @daileycutgems ▪️ This will be the only Waiting Raven Collection until next fall, so I am making sure to have lots of pieces available in each of the designs for anyone who has been waiting or is planning to pick some up as gifts. ▪️ I don't have an exact date for the release yet, but it will likely be a week or two from now! ▪️ Question for you! Would you prefer these necklaces to come on adjustable chains from 17-20 or would you prefer to choose your fixed chain to be finished after purchase? I would love to know.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ▪️ Feeling a tad misanthropic tonight. When I was young I used to read lots and LOTS of books pertaining to Arthurian legend. (Still do!) And I was quite convinced that Merlin's crystal cave deep in the forest was the ideal living situation. The word hermit had no negative connotations, just impressions of a quiet mind, intentional living, and being on a first name basis with all the animal neighbors, of course. (Though that bit likely came from the movie The Sword in the Stone.)