Design work happens for me in different ways. Sometimes I sketch, sometimes I pile things up, but no matter, it's always an evolution process. These pictures are just beginnings.
Tourmalines, one of my all time favorites.
I found this old celluloid cat brooch and think the grossular garnet and smoky quartz might be the thing with the chalcedony...ponder ponder.
Carnelian, faceted citrines, antique carved bone and a yummy old reverse painted glass brooch....sigh. I've set a tintype into a cavity on the reverse of the focal.
I am thinking that the matching brooches will soon be earrings, and kyanite drops with antique mother of pearl just has to work in....
I'm pretty anxious to get to work on this one....the focal has an amazing story to tell.
These little "ponder piles"...well....some will be realized and some will have to wait for that perfect little bit that I must locate, or construct...the only thing I know for certain is that it feels really fine to sit here and be still......
I've missed you!