Today was amazing! On top of cutting this amazing rainbow fluorite into a few beautiful cabochons I was able to get outside with a few pendants and the camera!
I love the rustic vibe in these photos. I have this weathered stump in my yard that I thought would make a great landscape for my pendants.
This is a shot of the group.
Wild Horse Jasper
These pendants are all hand cut stone and woven in bare copper. They were then dipped in a liver of sulfur mixture to achieve a patina. They are then polished to highlight the copper and then the copper is coated in wax to protect the finish.
Happy Solstice friends!
Super excited for the season! So far it has started off with a bang!! I just vended at my city’s annual Multicultural festival and it was a total blast! This is the start of an amazing season!
My Sister and I ( I am on the right ) 🙂
It was a wonderful weekend and I am looking forward to many more!!!
I must say I am quite content sitting in my comfy nest enjoying the lights of my Christmas Tree and all the smells of the baking and cooking that have been taking place around the house in the last couple of days.
Spending time in the days completing last minute orders of jewelry for customers and in and out of doctors offices. This is the tell tale sign of a Crohn’s flare that just wont settle down. I was put back on prednisone in the beginning of December and a few other meds to try and calm this flare down. Its been a real challenge to make the day to day work smoothly…I just figure I will nap here and there and take it easy. Sometimes you just need to slow down. I guess that’s what I needed. I have been flaring off and on since May of this year. Right around the time I had my gall bladder removed. Me and my docs thought maybe I was just having an immune response from the surgery. But now after 6 months since surgery, it seems that I may have become unresponsive to my current treatment. I get remicade infusions every 6 weeks to control the Crohn’s Disease. Today may have been my last infusion. I have been getting remicade now for almost 11 years. I had a test this morning to see if it is still effective. Bittersweet I suppose. I am lucky that it worked for me for so long but I do have mixed feelings and anxiety about trying something new.
In the meantime though I present Pomanders and Rainbows!!!
These pomanders are super fun to make and they smell amazing!!! Me and my daughter made a few of these to help ward off illness in the house and make everything smell yummy. All you need are a few firm oranges, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks and some ribbon. Simply stud the orange with the cloves and tie up the orange with some ribbon and tie in a cinnamon stick. You could also thread some yarn straight through the orange to hang it as well. Super easy!
There is nothing more inspiring than rainbows, I often find myself cutting at my machine for an afternoon and when I am all done I have somehow cut something in every color. That always makes me smile 🙂
Pleased to meet you!! With this blog I hope to offer a place for inspiration, conversation and friendship. I want to share what i do with the world and help those that wish to pursue something similar. I love art and creativity and unique, and quirky things. I want to see everything and learn everything, so if I am able to help somebody else with something they want to learn, then I am happy!
My name is Shelley and I am a lapidary artist and wire wrapper/weaver! I take various raw semi-precious stones and cut and polish them into fine designer cabs. From there I wire wrap them into a stunning finished product using Copper, Argentium Silver or 14K Gold filled wire.
I use various mediums for creating my jewelry; from fine bead loom work to hand made hemp designs. The possibilities are endless!