Claudette Bujold-Poirier of Denver purchased one of my pendants. She loved the shades of the aqua terra jasper and the gold citrine and it looks lovely on her. She's also checking out my new shop at hwhillman.etsy.com.
The Exchange Club/Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse has always been close to my heart because they help so many children and families. So I'm working on this set for the upcoming Blue Suede dinner and auction that features Diamond Rio for entertainment. The set of earrings and pendant will include amethyst for spiritual courage, fluorite for genius and creativity, peridot for spring, a bit of shell for sailing through life, and a gem of labradorite to see through illusions. I'm calling it Pretty Woman. It will be worn on silk designer ribbon, so soft against the skin.
I created my first jacket pin for Sherry Blackford of labradorite and green tourmaline. Sherry picked out the stone and commissioned the piece. The pin is made of labradorite, a powerful stone that allows the wearer to shape dreams and goals and to strengthen intuition. Green tourmaline brings joy, patience and openness. The stones are a perfect choice for Sherry. And she just picked out labradorite for matching earrings! She loves to dig for stones, so we've told our husbands we're going on a dig for a vacation.
The bracelet in the featured photo will soon be joined by the pendant I'm working on and earrings. I've promised to send them to a gallery owner in Denver. My rep in Denver will take the package over. This set will be for a woman who enjoys wearing powerful jewelry -- fuchsite for intuition and problem solving, carnelian for physical energy, and shells for travels on the sea of life.
Holding a serpentine stone in my hand, I reach for copper to wrap it, realizing that each piece will become what it is meant to be. I cannot tell you how it will end, but it will be beautiful to someone who feels the music and the joy I put into the creating of it.
Since I created RCF in 2004, my jewelry designs have been featured in Art World News and on PBS TV "Tennessee Crossroads." I will be the featured artist at the Feminine Mystique Art Gallery in Tubac, AZ. in April 2013. My jewelry is shown in the Arizona Collector's Guide and has been chosen for many juried shows.
Auctioned at The Jackson Symphony's Crystal Ball: Necklace, pendant, earrings, bracelet of black-gold amazonite and the luster of labradorite with the power of copper and silver
Life's been a winding road -- isn't it always?
Welcome to my blog, where you'll travel winding roads of fantasy in art jewelry and in life. When I began this journey, I knew there'd be paths diverging in the woods and I'd wonder which one the Fates were marking for my footsteps. But there's always that grand adventure. I'll share a secret -- though I studied art, what I'm creating with my art jewelry is a gift. One morning I awakened from a dream with the concepts as clear as day. When I pick up the stones and wire and begin to work, what happens is something that cannot be explained. It just becomes. And then I know when it's complete. So come travel with me and I'll share the journey.