New pieces

Today it's sunny and Spring-like outside. Its hard to be inside the studio. But when I go outside to walk the dog and enjoy the weather I get all sorts of great ideas and I want to curtail my walk to hurry back to the studio. No pleasing me.

I am working on some pieces I'm excited about. So like the kindergartener I am. Here's my show & tell for the day.

Unless otherwise noted this are my quick photos of the work. My photographer does a much better job. :-?

First I took my new favorite shape, the Zoa, and made it larger, and worked it on to a simpler, more elegant neckwire. Its hung on 3 strands of stainless steel wire. The hook & eye closure is made to go with the pendant. This particular pendant went home with a wonderful sculptor in Bellevue. I delighted she saw and loved it. Some pieces find the right home quickly.

Zoa_multi-strand_nckl
Zoa_multi-strand_nckl

And while I was at it, I made another Zoa pendant into a box clasp. Or a box clasp into a Zoa pendant. This a new direction for my usually rectangular box clasps. I love these white fresh water pearls.

Zoa Boxclasp
Zoa Boxclasp

This box clasp lead to another idea. What if I made multiple shapes and attached them all together. Would that work?

I think so.

BoxClasp Circles mookaite
BoxClasp Circles mookaite

The stones in this necklace come from Australia. One doesn't see Mookaite often but I'm quite fond of it.

All these pieces can be seen live and in person at my next show in Scottsdale, Arizona. Come by, say hello, and mention you read this blog and I'll give you a gift and maybe a hug.