Nothing was left to chance, but chance took the lead. A yellow and green Sapphire for the month of September. A special alloy of gold to match the quality of that month. This ring made me believe in magic again, the whole journey and how it came about, meeting this beautiful spirited client and how this ring came together with such ease, I still had to put hours and hours of work in, a jigsaw doesn't make itself ;) yet the outcome made me so happy, the numerology fitted perfectly. I truly felt pure creation streaming through me. Wishing you abundance and happiness in your life.
This project took a lot of thought, it wasn't just a matter of smelting down and start again. This project was to keep treasured memories of holidays visiting an aunt in France alive, in a beautiful way.
Not just a massive 41mm coin stuck at the end of a chain, never to be worn. I must say I had to jump a few paradigms myself, my Dad had been collecting coins and I grew up in minted condition, everything has it's place and coins can't be touched.
Since this particular gem had lost it's minted luster already I just had to get over the cutting bit. I wanted to keep as much of the features in tact as possible and decided to make three interchangeable pendants to break up the size and seriousness of the original.
The centre piece was the start, then I cut carefully around the writing and very close to the edge, the motto "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité", crowned with a Peridot made the second pendant and I took the rim turned it inside out, shaped into a flowing motion, the wave between conscious thinking and intuition. Speckled with gemstones. An other white(silver), red gold combination. Keeping memories.
Wishing you happiness and everlasting love, let the shine of the diamond be a steady guide on your way together, reminding you of your love for each other every day.
The light of the Diamond holds all the colours of the rainbow sparkling around and into you with the joy of a pure heart.
The Arts Festival has started and I am exhibiting as part of the Made in Kilkenny Group. Words lend the inspiration for this years show. They came from very different directions a Rhythm of a poem, word balloons, Braille and the life of Helen Keller, Quotes, Poems, Bible texts and pryers, song, a story from a young family member and focused on the reader him/her self: seat and reading lights.
My inspiration was the Enchanted Forrest, Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brother's. I have a Fairy Tale Book from 1937 with beautiful illustrations, that I looked at as a child before I could even read. My parents had a tree nursery, growing up trees were always very special and magic to me.
The Enchanted Forrest can be a dark place, but it is always a setting of transformation, a place where the hero faces his/her fears, learns something, or finds an item of importance, that will bring the story to a happy ending.
For more insights come along this Monday and follow me on a tour of the exhibition, starting at 1.30pm in Butler House, Patrick Street, Kilkenny.
The Enchanted Forrest
925/- Sterling Silver, oxidized with a hidden Ruby treasure inside.
This is a special Birthday ring, made with 18ct rose gold, gemstones reused from an older ring. What a great sparkle to celebrate my work anniversary too. I can't decide does the cluster look like stars fallen from the sky or are the gems splashing water droplets, I used that nice thought for taking the photos. May abundance be with you all.
All the colours of warmth, strength and power. Bring them with you on a relaxing walk in the forrest, find some peace for contemplation in the shade of trees. Feel the universe breathing with you as one. Igniting the fire of your true self.
Tomorrow they promise us a super moon, as full as the moon shines, nature shows off everywhere with abundance, lush greens, they changed from the gentle spring green to a strong vibrant, exuberant green, the green that opens your heart and says I can and I will, the green of Emerald bringing good fortune your way. Enjoy this magical time.
Trails Kilkenny information, including the tantalizingly beautiful craft work of the Made in Kilkenny group are available in Rothe House now. Including Claire Molloy Ceramics, Ken Foley Leather bags, Moth to a Flame candles, MTW Jewellery, Tunde Toth Silkpaper stars and art, Aileen-Anne Brannigen stonecarver, Sonja Gunther stoneware, Spirit Jewellery juicy Blackberries and more.Mo-Fr.10.30-5/Sun.2-5. Open until August. Watch out for Saturday craft demonstrations and taster sessions.
I understood yesterday, that it doesn't matter, if I make jewellery from a cherries pip, a beach stone or a diamond.
What is most important to me, is that the piece of jewellery you adorn yourself with connects to your soul.
So for example, if I eat a cherrie during an amazing life changing or happy moment, this pip will always remind me of it.
A space holder a time capsule of my personal journey, it mightn't mean anything to anyone else, but this pip incorporates all the magic of my memory, the story I'll tell my grand children, this tiny piece of wood was witness of that moment in time. It is an anchor for happiness and worth much more to me then a diamond, because it has the power to repeat this moment of happiness for me, every time I look at it. -I am reminded of how blessed I am.The pip is just an example. I have a ring with a stone from my sisters garden, a small piece of Germany, I can wear whenever I am homesick.
So keep your eyes open when happiness comes over you, it might be just a flicker, but it is up to you to seize the moment and repeat it over and over. Like the sea washes over the stone again and again until the tide changes.
I do love the sparkle of diamonds too and all the other amazing gem stones mother earth came up with, find a way to connect with your true self and see what colour and energy comes to you; to enrich your journey positively.
Young and tender blossoms, finally spring is here bringing us renewal and beauty, enjoy this organic shape to lead you through your own growth spurt. Recycled gold, blue Topaz.