I got stuck…I got lost…

I haven’t posted anything since June.  I know, it’s been a long time, but like I said, I got stuck.  I haven’t been producing much new work, but I have been transitioning my work space from my garage to a room in my house.  It was way too hot to work in my space in the garage over the summer and through October, but now the weather has changed, I am moving in the right direction again.

Below are two pieces of jewelry that I finished over the summer.  It is really frustrating for me to try and photograph these pieces and try a post them for you to see because the photos do not show the real beauty of either stone, the first stone is kyanite and the second stone is opal.

Kyanite trapped with prongs.
Kyanite trapped with prongs.

 

A juicy piece of opal
A juicy piece of opal
The hard to catch shimmer and color of the opal up close.
The “hard to capture” shimmer and color of the opal up close.

Below is a piece I made in my metalsmithing class.  Deb Jemmott was teaching us unusual stone settings and I learned so much from that class. Really, I am still learning because I am still trying to finish all of the settings that she demonstrated in class.

A "pinch" setting, which was a class exercise.  Pearls with reticulated silver.
A “pinch” setting, which was a class exercise. Pearls with reticulated silver.

Ugh, I haven’t been hiking either.  My hiking partner suffered a horrible and debilitating injury to her foot.  She did hike Machu Pichu earlier in the summer and ignored her injury, but when she got back she was put in a cast and well, we haven’t been hiking for a long time.  I miss walking and talking to her on a regular basis.  Now that she is out of a cast, we are set to go hiking again. Yay!

 

 

 

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