May 13th, 2012


Bronze With Opals

The brilliant ammonite with orange sapphires tree design is set and finished, as is the black jade with the magnesium flowers.
They are for Bayla Fine's collection and I'm mailing them to her early this week.  I'm sorry I won't be there to see her open the package.

I did take photos .  The ammonite photo is great and shows both the design and the incredible colors in the stone. The black jade photo is only OK.  The flowers have a flashing chatoyance that's hard to capture.  It's stunning in person.

I've been working on my first bronze commission in a very long time (now that I'm working in bronze again).  It's for elisem and I've been working on it for quite a while.  It's done and I'm thrilled with it.  It's set with 3 orange Mexican opals and 4 small very colorful Australian opals.  I'm bringing it to her at Wiscon, so if you're there you should be able to see it on her.  I'm really looking forward to that.

Jewelry is well on it's way to being finished.  I'm also working on a group of photos of wild_irises from Women En Large for the Art Show.  I wanted to do something special since she is a guest of honor.  And I'm delighted that blogs from Body Impolitic, as well as a few of my photos, will be included in the guests of honor book Impolitic.

Mood: Driven