I seem to be getting out of my usual delicate gem cascade thing and going a little chunky, a little bit tribal, for fall. I don’t know if I’m gonna keep doing these, but I’ve been having fun. It has felt a lot like playing. Play is good!
These are both part of the Stories in Stone collection, coming to the shop soon, each based on a particular book or character from a book, and each assemblage is completely one of a kind.
Turquoise, carnelian, antique African silver heishi and bronze elements. Magnetic clasp. Inspired by Eliot Pattison’s Bone Rattler. The heavy turquoise and carnelian beads providing the frame for the very stylized Deco looking bronze focal piece reminded me of the clash and meeting of cultures in this dramatic and substantial mystery.
A Dragonfly in Amber. No actual amber in this necklace, except for amber colored glass elements in the handmade lampworked leaves. Faceted peridot and labradorite set off a hammered copper ring and bronze verdigris dragonfly focal. The gray stone reminiscent of Highland rock, or perhaps the sky on one of Jamie’s “soft” days. Leaf green for the colors around peaceful Lallybroch. Heavy bronze chain, to symbolize Jamie and Claire’s connection, as well as the chains of Jamie’s honor, that bind him to the Rising and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Stories in Stone.
A little bit of something different.