This necklace had to wait a long time to be completed. I made most of it this summer, and just put the finishing touches on today. It is made of recycled sterling silver and rutilated quartz, and will be available in the gallery on November 22.
Since our move to Key Largo, I’ve been operating without my fully loaded workshop. I miss it desperately, and can’t wait to have everything back together. But I’m happy to report that being away from my studio has not in any way stunted my compulsive jewelry making habit. I’ve just had to go back to simpler techniques like beading my own handmade (!) findings together, and hammering wire wrapped silver. The results have been light and airy. In order of appearance: long sterling silver & fluorite lariat necklaces Wisp and Whisper, sterling open hoop earrings Scribble, and super long sterling silver & amber earrings Harvest.
More work I did last summer, while sailing from Baltimore, MD to Jacksonville, FL. This is a series of four one-of-a-kind necklaces inspired by the magical treasures that can be found where the ocean meets the sand. This series is called Mermaid’s Bangles, and is made of wonderfully fuzzy and seaweed-like crocheted yarn, large agate circles strung on silk thread, and crocheted sterling silver wire dotted with -depending on the piece- amber, fluorite, peridot, citrine, amethyst, blue topaz beads.
Here is a piece I made last summer, while we were in Baltimore preparing for our sail south to Miami. It is an amulet of sorts, and speaks of endings and rites and journeys into the unknown. It is made of rough agate, howlite, labradorite, wood, leather, and sterling silver, and it is called Passage.