When I make a lot of new work my time for everything else tends to shrink.
I've been working on this collection for along time. I didn't realize how many new one of a kind pendants, I'd made until I had them all layed out together today when I was packing the jewelry.
The work includes:
A fossilized opal clam shell from when Australia was a sea, designed with coral silver branches and set a ruby and an emerald. I've had the shell in my collection for years and finally decided that I wanted to work with it in a design. It's stunning.
A large Ethiopian mountain opal that's deep brown shot with green and vivid red. The pendant design includes cinnamon diamonds.
A brilliant striped opal in a silver design that reflects it's inner patterns.
An astronomical with a Mexican opal as the planet and a cinnamon opal as its rotating body. The opal matrix is brownish with a vivid center.
A fossilized coral that is black with leaf like golden patters in a silver coral setting with hematite with pyrite lodged in the coral.
A 19th century Venetian glass cabochon designed with a rose tourmaline and a pearl. I've also had the antique Venetian glass cabuchon for a long time before designing for it.
A vivid orange and green Volga river chalcapyrite designed in black silver
A lace patterned lapis and azurite in a silver lace design.
And more. I've really been working hard.