11 September 2010

Simple Settings Strong Statements



The stones are among some of the most lovely I've ever worked with.
I just didn't think they needed more than simple scallops to embellish them.
Picture frames for the art of the earth:

A Landscape Jasper that holds true to its name-
a bright sky above coral sands.

An Imperial Jasper that looks like the sun rising behind mountains.
Linear and deep, with slender strips of druzy tracing its contours.

And a turquoise that gleams.
I'm a sucker for a good green turquoise.
One with high gloss and rich color.

I'm not normally one of these that gets moved to tears over stones,
but I must say:
These three are special.




Say it Softly Ring- Landscape Jasper
Alis Volat Propriis
"She flies with her own wings."
A statement on strength, substance, and self-reliance.











Say it Softly Ring- Royal Imperial Jasper
Collige Virgo Rosas
"Gather, girl, the Roses."
A statement on celebrating youth and living in the moment.









Say it Softly Ring- Turquoise
Esse Quam Videri
"To be, Rather than to Seem."
A statement on being authentic, real, genuine and proactive.






Which reminder do you need . . .


In the shop randomly throughout the day.

Happy Saturday, everyone.
Hold tight to those dear to you.

xo
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10 comments:

  1. Holy AMAZING! I love the scalloped edges, but I love the surprises on the back even more. You just keep outdoing yourself, don't you. You take it all (this metalsmithing stuff) to a whole new level.

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  2. I just read your Etsy description of the turquoise one. Love you, dear Jess.

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  3. They are all simply sublime, Jess! Sometimes the simplest piece has the loudest voice, no... :-)

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  4. absolutely love everything about these lovelies. the construction, the simplicity of design, the secrets between maker and wearer.

    ever-inspiring...ever in awe of your endless well of creativity.

    play on, friend.

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  5. fragile strength, the balance of knowing where to stop and where to embellish - gifts you share as you create your beautiful, meaningful work...

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  7. I feel the same way as Hothouse Posey does!
    You're an incredible artisan and love the private messages as part of your design.
    xo

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  8. ahhhh you rock!
    your hair cut is just too darn cool!!!!

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