Aaahhh, back in the studio again today. I really wasn’t feeling it, but taking this advice I went in and did it anyway. I’m really glad I did too! I started and completed a fabulous new ring and a new cuff as well as oxidizing the collar and necklace I had finished in the last couple of weeks.
The ring was inspired by my Memento Cervidae pendant, but instead of cutting out all of the holes in the net, I just drilled them. It was so small that I pretty much had to do it this way. Held in by the net are two teensy tiny bits of pyrite that I had found a while back while walking through my neighborhood (I
actually found one of them at night if you can believe it. Just ask my hubby, I’m part bat.) If you shake the ring the pyrite rattles (unlike the bone in the pendant) so it’s really fun to wear.
The pendant and the cuff both feature sweat soldered copper elements and the collar is stoneless and with the fins flipped compared to my other collars.
I haven’t been doing too much aside from demolishing our deck and working on this agate necklace when I have the time (and my Conspiracy goal of course!) But I did manage to get some side projects done while working on it. Here they are:
With such a wet spring, there have been mushrooms popping up all over our neighborhood. They must’ve seeped into my subconscious because after finishing my new matched set I realized that the design has a decidedly mushroomesque feel.
The idea came to me the other day. I had been trying (unsuccessfully) to come up with a new, simpler pendant design. I finally gave up and took a nap only to wake up with this idea for a matched set. I jumped up and ran downstairs to sketch it out so I’d remember it.
The very next day I went into the studio and made the earrings, pendant, and ring. It was a lot of fun and put me in a better mood right away. I might even make some more this weekend. Any advance orders?