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This is Sweet Sweet Maisy, resting comfortably (this is a comfortable pose for her!) and swaddled in fleece after a few days home from the hospital. She is almost acting like her normal self in spite of two rows of staples and one less tooth! She's so resilient and has the best attitude. UPDATE: GREAT report on pathology- on to healing and full recovery!!
In the meantime I would love to give you a discount on some JOOLS so I can help pay her medical bills and you can get some of the bling you no doubt so richly deserve! It's a win-win-win! Thanks in advance and happy shopping!
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Enamel on copper. Can be reversed, flipped, or removed to suit your look. Sterling ball chain 18 inches long. If you prefer shiny silver chain or oxidized, happy to switch out. Please use drop down to choose color. There are two consecutive views of each pendant I have available, showing the different color combos possible for each one- the second group shot is the flip sides of the first.
These graphic danglers are 1 inch in diameter and are reversible. Some circles have ruffled edges, some smooth. Detail photos of each circle pair show front and back colors of one pair, opaque on one side and transparent on other. Ear wires are handmade sterling silver. Clear silicone backs included upon request. The domes are also one inch across, reversible with sterling ear wires.
Little enameled copper discs are 1/2 inch in diameter, sterling ear wires are 1/2 inch circles. Some are made with murano beads and cost a couple dollars more. The backs are natural copper with some oxidation. Rectangles are .5 x .75-ish inches and reversible. Please use the drop down menu to purchase. Colors are listed left to right, top to bottom in the group pix.
Handmade organic shapes juxtapose with graphic flat-drawn oval links in these pieces that have a lightweight feel on the body but carry a visual weight that stands out. Like my rhetoric, it has a little of everything! haha. But seriously I'm proud of the balance in these pieces- great for everyday bling! The ball chain pieces have 18k gold vermeil hand shaped beads on them and are 16-18" in length. I can accommodate different chain lengths upon request for an additional charge. I also have a few more of these beads if you'd like to discuss a custom design.
The rings are made from abstract forms I create and cast in sand. Mostly bronze with sterling shanks, they range in size from 7-8 but can be sized a bit larger. Wide bands tend to fit a bit tighter than thin. Please contact me for sizing concerns. The larger earrings are cast from pencils in bronze and copper alloys and are roughly the diameter of a regulation wooden pencil, about 7mm. The smaller earrings are cast from a classic sized allen wrench, about 5mm across. All have sterling posts and backs.
LIPPS=I found this stone that looked to me like a big sexy mouth going "muah!" so I picked it up and cast it in bronze. The stone broke during the process so this may be the only one- although I did glue it back together! You can see the crack where it broke in the casting. It's a special piece and it will take you down to Funkytown if you let it! Sterling silver chain with handmade hook and eyes can be worn at around 17 or 19 inches, or can be customized.
FLOATIE=One of the first sandcast designs I created and still one of my personal favorites, Floatie features some steel elements including the "lip ring" feature that is a holdover from my Two Lights series of necklaces using real rocks. Bronze and sterling silver with steel jump rings.
These pieces are sandcast pendants with assorted chains including dogtag style ball chain and various links. Chain can be swapped out and I also enjoy making chain if you want something more custom. Let's talk! These pendants range from $95 (short bronze with purchased chain) -$375 (18k gold vermeil with handmade chain). If you are interested in one or several please email me and we can get that party started!
To me sandcastings of bark, real or invented, impart a sense of grounding and protection to the wearer. The metal warms to the skin and rests comfortably on the sternum. These are cast from two of the first pieces of bark I ever tried to sandcast, which I still have! So much gorgeous texture in these and such differences in the castings of different alloys. One bronze (larger, gold color) with lighter chain, one shibuichi (smaller, pink color) with heavy chain in the OG series. Big Barky is an alloy of bronze and silver with heavy link chain. All have sterling links with handmade hook and eye closure. 18-19 inches.
Some special shapes call out for 18 karat gold. Vermeil is a thick durable coating of gold, in this case over bronze. While the finish can last for decades, it is not recommended to be worn in the shower, ocean, or pool. Can be cleaned with mild soap and a soft cloth. Chains are 18" sterling silver.
I have been casting organic abstract forms by creating layered space within the sand mold. Like building my own bark, I see these forms as protective elements, designed to shield the wearer while adding strength and support. I have also begun to incorporate handmade components into the chains for these pieces in order to celebrate the unique properties of each form and to emphasize the contrast between the organic flow of the natural world and the tech-driven uniformity of the life in which many of us find ourselves. Cast elements are either bronze or shibuichi, an alloy of copper and fine silver. Chains can be worn at around 17.5 to 19 inches or can be customized to suit the wearer. The first photo is of a previous design, included to show scale and length. Photos 2-5 are all of the same bronze piece, front and back views. Photos 6-11 are all same shibuichi piece, front and back views.