Posted on January 15 2010
Those mild days and the colors that were like an explosion of warmth everywhere I looked.
To hold onto the essence of that warmth, I designed these two necklaces in October. The leaves were still in full color and the trees were not bare.
I used a mixture of metals, sterling, copper and brass to translate that warmth, and in one of the pendants an orange and white agate with a streak of black is encased by silver and adorns the surface.
Friends asked me to put these two in the store, but I never did because I wasn’t ready. These were experiments for me and an expression of my growth as a metalsmith. I was nervous about them even if the reception outside of the cyber world was everything an artist could hope for. I wasn’t ready to put them out into the world of Etsy yet. Maybe next year.
For now, I wear these when I’m missing my favorite time of year, and also as a reminder that it will come again and to treasure the in between until it gets here.
I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful weekend~