Monday, September 25, 2017

More jewelry...who would have guessed?

Continuing my found jewelry (Nature jewelry? Found object jewelry? I don't know what to call them...) here at home, mostly on our evening walks. Mostly on the rail trail that runs through our tiny PA town and mostly as the sun is going down...which sometimes presents photo issues.

I'm so fortunate to have a husband who's completely content to act as my assistant. "Gather as many good looking walnuts as you can." I order and there isn't a quibble.

He carries rusty metal in his pockets for miles and alerts me to interesting bits of trash. He makes suggestions and critiques and handles my disagreement with critiques like a champ. ("What? No, the cracked, large walnut can't go at the very bottom, too predictable." )

First one I made without using my hands. 

The trail is shimmery for about 50 ft. headed south into Maryland. Almost all the rocks and even the dirt contains mica flakes and its like someone sprinkled silver dust across the path. Sadly the photos didn't turn out nearly the whole thing looked in real life. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Nature Jewelry

I'm making my way through the last of my nature jewelry/found jewelry photos from Saint Helena. I'm so thankful for all the positive response I've gotten about these! I've talked to a couple people about next steps I should possible take to show the images (book, exhibit...) but this would all be unchartered territory for me so I'd appreciate all the help I can get.

Any ideas on what I could do next with this work? Would you be interested to see them in book form?

Several pieces of the moss in this necklace were "in place" and I just built around them. The other pieces had already been dislodged. 

Eucalyptus leaves.