There's something so wonderful about holding a handful of finished pieces, all of them just pieces of flat sterling a little while ago, now so rich with life. There's something so satisfying about manipulating the metal, the heating and hammering, watching it all come together right before my eyes. I lose hours in my studio, it will literally be daylight when I head down, and when I come back upstairs, Sachi will have been sitting in a completely dark house, looking at me accusingly of neglecting her for so long. Just to clarify, she actually has a cozy bed on the floor of my shop but when the hammering begins, she gets up in a huff and trots upstairs to her other cosy bed. This dog is not neglected..far from it.
I'm hoping to have more images available to post this weekend, I love how the sunshine brings out the best of what nature has to offer, and I refuse to take photographs of stones in indoor lighting. As such, today has been a heck of a gloomy day..so no photos yet. I'm hoping for a peek-a-boo of sun tomorrow when I will scramble around the house setting things up to be photographed. Until then, this is all I have to offer this evening..First Bloom necklace with turquoise. It hangs with such a wonderful weight, I've been wearing it all day as I went about with my chores. I might keep this around for a little while..I've kind of fallen in love with it.
xo Blue Gnome