I am sure some of you can relate to days when your ideas spin out of control! Well, if I could have a talk with my muse I would tell it to come visit me when I'm behind the bench and not while driving or sleeping. I always think that I will remember all those ideas, but to be honest, most of them disappear when I don't sketch them down immediately. I do keep a sketchbook at my bedside table, however, most times I am so groggy that by sketching down a design in the middle of a sleepy state of mind I wake up and can't go back to sleep. Well well, we just can't have it all. I do find it extremely fascinating how it all works.
The design for the labradorite piece below came to me while driving to Oslo. I stopped at the next gas station, took my iPhone and sketched the design before it had a chance to escape me again.
I had this stone for quite a long time and didn't know how to incorporate it into a design. It doesn't have a flat back and the only option would be ( with the tools I have available ) to either wire wrap it or like I did, cap it.
I am so happy with the outcome and glad that I was able to use this gorgeous blue-green flash labradorite in a unique design.
It is available here.
I also made more items this past week. A couple of rings and a few necklaces such as:
Rosetta Jasper Cocktail Ring in Sterling Silver.
Mystical Lotus Leaf Necklace with Red Garnet. Available here.
Lipstick colored jasper druzy set in sterling silver. 14 carat gold granules grace the textured baseplate. Available here.
Custom order for a delightful customer from Finland. Sage Amethyst set in sterling silver.
Stars Ring with red garnet. Inspired by my late night walks. Available here.
And lastly a picture of my messy bench which, no matter how much I clean it never stays organized for more than a couple of hours. It's hopeless.
Hope your week was filled with a good dose of joy and laughter!
Happy Sunday all!
Thanks for reading!