13 March 2009

When I wasn't photographing icicles at the lodge...

My trip to Vegas was a lot of fun, but now that I am back I have begun working on some new ideas. One piece is already complete and consists of green apatite chips, faceted moss aquamarine, and faceted smoky quartz. These earrings have been named Nicola and also use flat oval findings that I picked up in Hong Kong in the fall.

In the works are two more pairs of earrings: the Drina will have magnesite, sometimes erroneously called white turquoise, plus peach and orange aventurine, while the Isis will pair rainbow moonstone with snow quartz. The idea for these two designs came to me during my trip, specifically when I was at Bright Angel Lodge during my Grand Canyon excursion, so I can't wait to put them together!