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Primordial Soup

Artisan Necklace

Primordial Soup - Atlantasite and Rainbow Druzy

 

"String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe -

from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars;

from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxies -

are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation."  Brian Greene, Physicist

 

I think of how some of the most beautiful people come from a soup of every kind of experience. 

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Lapis Lazuli with Vintage Buckles = Stunning!

Lapis necklace

Starry Starry Night

 

I love rummaging through flea markets and antique shops for fun pieces to upcycle or recycle into jewelry and other art pieces.  Although for me it's not as much as a high as creating jewelry, it comes close.  Actually the idea of finding use for something that no longer serves its original purpose can be really satisfying.

Who knew that pairing these wonderfully shaped lapis lazuli stones could be elevated even more by half of an antique buckle?!  And two different types of antique buckles at that!

 

Lapis Lazuli statement necklace

A Perfect Day

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Personal Totem Jewelry

Boho necklace

Heart Key Talisman Necklace

(Key by Gary Wilson)

 

I feel I create my most magical jewelry when in an extreme mood whether that is feeling joyful or troubled.  It's because I allow myself to be drawn in and focused on a story or idea.  The past few years have had a few more such moments than some others.

These three personal totem necklaces or what I like to call talismans were created in a couple of weeks this past summer when for my sanity I needed to spend more time in my studio and much less time online.

 

Boho necklace

Save the Light Talisman necklace

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Focus brings Thought, Depth, and Curation

Artisan Necklace

Hope Floats No. 4

 

I learned a lot by creating in a series rather than one-offs.  By focusing on one idea or element I was able to broaden my thought, deepen my meaning, and curate a collection.

In this next set of mixed media pendants and necklaces I expanded beyond talisman to story telling which is my favorite kind of art.

 

tunic length artisan pendant

Hope Floats No. 5

SOLD

 

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A Marriage of Smooth Rocks

Beach stone and Lampwork earrings

My Path

Beach Stones, Lampwork by Canyon Echoes

 

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Pinocean Lampwork inspires New Jewelry

Mother of Pearl, Turquoise and Sage Green Statement Necklace

 

Cool Breezes

Vintage Mother-of-Pearl buckle and chain, lampwork

 

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Boho style Necklace inspired by Macintosh Rose

Scottish Rose Necklace

Scottish Rose Necklace  (SOLD)

Ruby Zoisite carved rose pendant

Ruby Quartz and Czech faceted glass

 

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