I have a seriously amazing neighbor who has become a trusted friend... and for her birthdays I've decided she gets a bespoke pair of earrings. This year she requested shiny silver hoops that come just below her lobes and this is what I made her today. I started with 10 gauge round wire and ran it through my Rolling mill, annealed it and formed these darling little post hoops. She wanted them rather thick and I embellished them with little hammer marks. The challenge was setting up the soldering space to attach the posts but my two third hands worked great. These are way different from my usual but I really enjoyed the stretch... happy 🎉 to you Chris!! Oh and they are ready!!!! 😂 #hoops #friendships #classylady #handmadejewelry #sterlingsilver
The three amigos must have watched me fill the critter bowl because they were eating it not 1 minute later... #urbanwildlife #deermagic #summer #naturephotography
I've been playing around with little bundles of flowers over the past few weeks and this new #earring design emerged today as a result. #lapislazuli daggers are wrapped up and ready to be worn. #earrings #blue #summer #jewelry
First pair of earrings that I've fabricated and finished in two months! #sterlingsilver and #aquamarine daggers that are dangling from articulated and #metalstamped tiny pieces of sheet metal. Feels great to be working again!!
Taking a little break and the three amigos (last year's triplets) were passing through nibbling up the last remnants of corn I put on a tree stump for my resident crows. Dad saw the fawn and momma this morning in our front yard while he was sitting on the front porch drinking coffee. We got rained out this weekend for a planned camping trip but I bet I'll see more wildlife at home than in the woods.
I think this is why I use so many pearls in my work... and only what are considered 'imperfect' ones... there isn't anything interesting about a 'perfect' pearl or life...too sterile and bland! Give me something that exudes vast experiences with long periods of peaks and valleys and I'm hooked. I'm leaving a long valley personally and about ready to start another climb into my own creative journey...starting with a total studio overhaul. Perfect is a state of being that implies no more possibilities for growth.. sounds terrible to me. I'm trying to stop using the word so that I don't have the experience of no-growth and sterility in my daily experiences. #philosophy #realitycheck #jewelrymaking #earrings #
Life in the fast lane....if it itches, scratch.
Biggest rosemary I've ever seen....
Beer, kids and music... seriously feeling an overwhelming rightness with the world right now. #happy