Monday, June 22, 2009

My latest custom order tree of life, made of recycled sterling silver, peridot, amethyst, tourmaline, and rose quartz, turned out rather well, if I do say so myself:

And here's a few more recent trees:

The last one is tiny, even smaller than a nickel. I plan to make a tiny tree for each of the seasons. The second to last tree is wire wrapped around a piece of petrified wood. I call these pendants, when I make them, "tree spirits." The third to last trees are repeats of my moon tree and nest tree ideas. You can find them, as well, as some of my other trees, at my Etsy shop:

Thanks for stopping by, now go climb a tree!
For this year's summer Solstice, I gathered the silver suns that I crafted five summers ago and finally turned them into necklaces! Of course I was wearing my favorite "sun mirror" pendant while doing so:

The first necklace I put together features a substantial chunk of fine silver (PMC) that I stamped with a sun tarot card pattern while it was wet clay. The bead dangling from the extender chain is a sunstone briolette. I'm wondering if I should add some more dangle beads near the card or leave it alone...

The second necklace that I finally finished features a sun with a dark tigereye face surrounded by eight moonstone cabs. I baked these stones in with the PMC! The beads in the chain portion of this necklace are raindbow moonstone and fossilzed whale bone:

Happy Summer, everyone!