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Working Hard on New Designs
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I took some time off after Wiscon and among other things had a really good visit with my daughter Cid in Santa Cruz.

Wiscon was great as always.  Saw lots of people I really like, got some fascinating commissions, and got fabulous conversation and advice from the panel and the audience during the Memory Landscape panel.

Right now I'm working on a Fordite pendant design:
Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the build up of layers of enamel slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times.] In recent times the material has been cut into cabochons for jewelry - Wikipedia

I'm working with a triangular piece that's in reds blacks and white patterns. the design is abstracting and reflecting the patterns. There will be a photo.

And I'm starting to work on rings for Worldcon. Right now that includes, a pearl with a baby pearl, an Afghan lapis and a larimar.

Photo is of a ring set with brilliants in gold. Working with the stones and the shape was challenging.  But I got the delicacy that I wanted and I'm very happy with the completed design. Height is about 1/2"



From the collection of Simran Khalsa

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