I've discovered how much fun it is when friends stop by, new and old, to look at gemstones in my studio and say, "I want that one, and that one, and that one, and can you do your magic and create it for me?"
So I'm creating "magic" for Bibi Ford, for Sherry Blackford, for Taina Edwards, for Joy Matthews and more....
I've made my first dinner ring of peacock blue chalcedony, which I want all of you to see! It was such a hit at the recent Nashville fundraiser for PROTECT, with David Keith, Martina McBride and Trace Adkins there.
And I'm designing a dinner ring for Anita Kay Archer to go with her necklace, bracelet and earrings of copper, silver and prehnite. The dinner ring stone is prehnite, for unconditional love and the enhancement of inner knowledge -- it connects the will and the heart. I have a photo of the stone -- I'll start working on the design tomorrow. I'll post pictures when I'm done. Anita's mentioned a possible show in the fall -- more on that later!
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.