So instead of dumping twenty things on you at once, you have some time to absorb it all. Thank you Sparrow for the idea.
Sacred reliquary with Gobi Desert Agate.
From my listing description:
and Mongolia collect these prized stones and sort them by size, color and shape.
A Delicate Balance.
The name is because so many elements are balanced in this (for me very) minimal necklace
"A coin has a certain masculine seriousness, as opposed to the fantastical whimsey of the bronze pendant, but it is light and flat while the other is thick, substantial and very dimensional. The female portrait, as well as the glass opal, adds a pretty, feminine touch.
All of these elements are united by size and color so as to balance and play off each other instead of clashing against each other."Ramble.
I feel like this little baby is initially unassuming but as you take into account all the special bits that went into it you realize ... well, that you have to charge more for it. There's Desert Agate here too. Also a gorgeous polymer pendant charm by another new obsession, JBDRusticOrganic. The layering of the 4Ophelia link over the ceramic disc allows these flat pieces to blend into a thick and chunky necklace.
Telluric- of or arising from the earth or soil, terrestrial
Did somebody say Gobi Desert Agate? And graduated beads? And shades of earthy red?
The clasp button and big salmon ceramic add a pretty counterbalance to all the rustic.
Moving away from all the warm amber browns...
Look at this pretty bird on its swing!
I love you pretty bird.
These doughnut/rondelle/heishi/??? are also from JBDRusticOrganic. I didn't do much to create this necklace, I just wanted to feature these amazing polies. Gotta admit I was surprised and a bit awed at how good they look with these pretty vintage beads.
The watery color stain effect was made with transfers of the artists' own art work. And the artist? Is a man!!!
Bright simple fun. A true hodgepodge assemblage bracelet.
I made them there crackled babies! I forgot to mention when I was describing my process last time that I got their not-quite-round shape by using inclusions. I took all the scraps I cut to facet other, already-baked, polybabies, and incorporated them with the raw clay. It produced these wobbly almost-spheres which I really appreciate because it's too easy for everything to end up just round.