Saturday, February 18, 2012

Influenced by India... my latest work

Pink City earrings

Components I'm making for future earrings from a tea tin 
and metal tile that I found at an abandoned shack in the desert

Perhaps inspired by my India trip and made with new gem show beads.
Paddle headpins made by me.

Rajasthan earrings



Jade pieces from the gem show.
I'm selling these for $3.50 each...just ask me!

From a vendor at the ghat in Varanasi by the banks of the Ganges.
"Very old" he said, hundreds of years old...well maybe 20 years according to a more reputable antiques dealer. I promise you I didn't pay too much for these! 
This is the same guy that guessed my age at 65 so maybe I shouldn't feel so bad.
He thought so by looking at my hands...one reason I'm not anxious to do any online video tutorials for you guys!

Newest necklace made yesterday with components from mala prayer beads, Thai amulet, Roman glass beads, labradorite and raw sapphire.
Tribalosity

outdoor photo

light box with no lights photo

21 comments:

  1. Very nice:) Looove the jewelry. The guy must not of know his numbers well:) Not even close!

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  3. Loving the necklace with that touch of leather, also loving the jade pieces, can't wait to see what you do with the antique metal.

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    1. Yes, I'm curious too what will come out of these components!

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  4. Ooh these are quite funkadelic in their tribal way. Love what you are doing with your India finds and memories. xox Corrine

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  5. Love the new work..drilling over the India metal bits! Want to go now!

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    1. I'll be drilling them, or punching them, maybe a bracelet.

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  6. These are beautiful pieces, love the eclectic mix. So enjoyed reading your last post& my heart goes out ot your DH re pics. The imagery in your pics are stunning, so glad you didn't loose these.

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    1. Thanks, Emma. He hasn't quite gotten over it yet but he's glad I got quite a few too.

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  7. so many wonderful components - all the makings of some really lovely jewels! I really enjoy your mixed media approach!

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  8. Oooohhhh great new stuff. I'm wondering if this is part of the haul from your bike ride over to the bead show? :)

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  9. Some of it is. The mala beads and some of the little stone and wooden beads and the jade pieces. I loved the cracked agate pinky beads. there were some Chinese vendors with some great deals.

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  10. Especially like the earrings in which you have included fiber. Isn't it wonderful to see how traveling influences a person's artwork! -sus

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  11. OOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooh I love all that I see!

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    1. Thanks, Steph. I really love all that I see on your blog too!

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  12. The mixtures of materials are just stunning. And I cannot wait to see what you do with that metal!

    I am also now coveting the purple necklace. Well. I'm kinda coveting all the earrings. You really are inspired and it's wonderful to see.

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  13. I guess my photography or your monitor must be a little off because it's more earthy greens and browns with only two beads that have a hint of purple in them.

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  14. Love your primitive jewelry!You are very talentous.Cheers!

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