I had pretty much planned my next project until I saw the sky that night. The photo at the left and on the top is what we look at every day out the back door of the studio. The picture just below it is what it looked liked on Tuesday night and everyone around camp is STILL talking about it.
All of that was on my mind when I went to the studio on Wednesday and was sorting through a big pile of rocks. The way you test what a rock will look like polished is by dipping it in water. I picked up a grainy piece of rock and when it was wet it looked just like the Mesa that was behind me. Bingo! I started looking around some more and found a beautiful blue stone. I got to work with my idea and I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story. When you get to the final photograph tell me if you think I succeeded.
And by the way - a lot of water, a little Chinese Pressure Point from a fellow student and some much needed caffeine (thank you Gretchen) and the headache subsided.
Had a little extra rock left over so I added a ring today!
Tomorrow a bracelet and maybe some thoughts on religion!
I started my journey into jewelry making in 2005 while I was working in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, an area inundated with amazing artisans. I started with glass, which led to silver, which led to inlay, which led to joy.