Karalyn came over yesterday to see the newest stones. She really likes the purple stichtite in this picture. She loves yellow, lime and fuchsia in the spring. I wonder how the purple would look against her favorite lime silk designer ribbon?
White buffalo turquoise that is from Colorado. It will be great with summer whites, linen, denim. I LOVE gemstone shopping. I think maybe black tourmaline and white moonstone for earrings. And a mix of copper and silver wire. Hope you think so, too!
Here's my next project. I think it will be beautiful against a spring yellow blouse or black, or bare, tanned summer skin on copper with -- maybe -- a touch of silver and onyx. And next to it, Heart of Power. I believe the copper will seek its way in lines above and below and the labradorite may be above the camo jasper at angles in the upper left and below right, but who knows? It will become what it is meant to be.
I'm so glad that Brenda Whalley has my new design, the "In the Mood" pendant set. The auction fee went to support the Jackson-Madison County Humane Society. I want you to see "In the Mood." There's carnelian for physical energy, turquoise for success, labradorite for intuition, moonstone for harmony and balance, jasper for power, jade for luck and banded agate for strength and protection. Brenda will wear the pendant she needs for that day, and she'll be beautiful wearing it! They can also be worn as a bracelet. She can double the silk tie around her wrist.
My fellow charter members and good friends in the Hatchie Bottom Diva Society said they love looking at my gemstones, discussing their meanings and selecting the ones meant for them. Next step: A friend stopped by to pick up her commissioned jewelry, drink wine and share hors d'oeuvres (well, pizza! but with good friends, doesn't matter if it's fancy or plain.) Now there's a name for dropping in, sharing dessert and a good wine, and picking out favorite gems -- it's called Jazz 'n Gems with Jacque. You missed key lime pie with strawberries, fudge pirouettes and wine, with smooth jazz. I just wanted to share a tablescape view! Can't wait 'til next time!
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.