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Dipping My Toes back in

Blue Gem Turquoise Pendant

Dippin' My Toes

Blue Gem turquiose, fossilized coconut shell, sterling silver

 

In just a little over a week I'll be re-opening my jewelry studio for another season of creative playing.  I know I'm ready, because I've been collecting new stones that are inspiring me.  

By the Sea we go Two by Two

Artisan Earrings

Monterey

Lampwork by Bluehealer, vintage filigree stampings

 

Excerpt from Walt Whitman's Sea-drift:

Shine! shine! shine!

Pour down your warmth, great sun!

While we bask, we two together.

Two together!

Winds blow south, or winds blow north,

Day come white, or night come black,

Home, or rivers and mountains from home,

Singing all time, minding no time,

While we two keep together.

 

Seashell Earrings

She Sells Seashells

Lampwork and freshwater pearls

 

Angelfish Earrings

Angelfish Earrings

Amazonite, Lampwork by Alisha White

 

Artisan Earrings

The Inspiring Sea

Artisan Pendant

 

Briny Deep

(lampwork cabochon by Mikelene Reusse, Labradorite, Inspiration Mine Gem Silica, Freshwater Pearl - all set in Sterling Silver)

 

A Jelly-Fish

Marianne Moore, 1887 - 1972

Visible, invisible,
A fluctuating charm,
An amber-colored amethyst
Inhabits it; your arm
Approaches, and
It opens and
It closes;
You have meant
To catch it,
And it shrivels;
You abandon
Your intent—
It opens, and it
Closes and you
Reach for it—
The blue
Surrounding it
Grows cloudy, and
It floats away
From you.

Three Seasons of Necklaces

Seasonal Jewelry from Honey from the Bee

 

Three?  Aren't there four seasons?!  I say that tongue in cheek, because doesn't it seem that temperature wise we're really down to three?  The plants are still trying to say four, but even they are getting confused.