Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Back to my basics - lovely ceramic with stones and glass
Nan Emmett at Spirited Earth has been sitting on my workbench for several weeks now. I kept pushing beads around it, adding some, taking others away, but never quite happy with the colors. Today I dug through my gemstones and found these lovely jasper nuggets. I'm sure I knew at one time what type of jasper they were, but I've forgotten - they're a mottled orangish pink with mossy green, I picked out two of the orangy pinks to go with the bird. I already had the cool turquoise that looks like a spotted egg, his partner was quickly found. Two cool yellow czech glass pyramids and the cream ceramic bead from Gaea completed the palette. Copper chain and Vintaj rings to finish is off. This seems to be my style of late - asymmetric, with rings interspersed between my wire wrapped stones, and two or three colors in the palette. I love trying to come up with the right color combo, its very satisfying when it comes together, like it did here today. I think this little bird has already found a home, here with me...he's been here so long it seems only right!