I love this necklace. Hand built start to finish. The stone is howlite. I cut the stone from a little chunk of rock that I have. The grey veining in the stone is really set off by the oxidized sterling. When the stone was shaped and polished I made a simple setting with an ornate bezel. I know it sounds like an oxymoron. I like juxtaposition. Head on it’s simple. The ornamentation is on the side. Hangs on a silver necklace although a part of me always wants it hanging from leather.
Howlite is said to be a stone of awareness with a calming energy. Used to heighten creativity and expand self expression. This necklace and all of it’s good energy is available here.
I really wish that I had a lot more of this rock. It takes a good polish and is a deep blood red with bits of hematite (blackish silver) just so so pretty. After I cut and polished the stone I set it in sterling silver. It’s not a huge ring but it definitely makes a statement.
This is one of the new pieces that I’m bringing to Stitch Rock. A week from tomorrow. I’m happy to say that I’m ready. Stitch rock is Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Old School Square in Delray Beach, FL. If you are anywhere close you should come check it out. It’s an Indie Art Show- don’t let the name fool you. There’s not just stitched things and it’s not like your Gramma’s craft show. It’s a bunch of small businesses that make cool stuff all in one place. The variety will amaze you. The talent will blow you away. There is so much cool stuff that it can be overwhelming. It’s not for everyone. It’s for people that appreciate unique and handmade. Check out their website for info about vendors.
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So I have new things. Old favorites. And things in between. But I seriously love this ring. I wonder if it has magic powers??? I smile whenever I try it on. Hope to see you at the show!
I snap pictures all of the time on my phone while I’m working. They get uploaded to instagram and facebook. I never considered putting them up on my site because the photos aren’t good enough. But it is what it is and it’s a part of my life. Besides someone might enjoy process shots of my work. And as I’ve aged I’ve accepted that perfection isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Life just isn’t perfect. Enjoying life is so much more important. Anyway- here’s a bench shot of some rings that I’ve made in the last couple of weeks. The stones were cut by me. And my fave is the dino bone.