Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ruby necklace

The stone is an opaque Ruby, color enhanced. The pendant is made with sterling silver, and the chain is a single knit Viking knit chain. The clasp and chain extensions are made with sterling silver wire. The necklace has been heavily antiqued.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Natasha's Amethyst Moon

Tube setting

I have set a CZ in a sterling silver tube on a sterling silver circle which I have domed. What you are seeing is the convex side. The historical importance of this piece is, that I was setting this stone right at the time when Obama was declared winner of the presidential elections in November of 2008. Many see him as a light within a very dark period. The darkness being the situation of economic recession, increased crime rate as a result of economic hardships that people are facing, wars around in this world, terrorism etc. And many look upon him as one who will bring about change - for the better. And in this way, this pendant signifies this situation, where the silver disk is darkened with silver black, and the cubic zirconia shines brilliantly in the middle of it all. I wish I had a diamond to set, but since I don't, CZ will have to do :-).

Friday, November 7, 2008

What Your Taste in Art Says about You

This is what it says about me :-).

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

19 Impressionist, 13 Islamic, -2 Ukiyo-e, -27 Cubist, -21 Abstract and 7 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Poppy Jasper Pendant

Ok, this didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. In fact it is VERY different from what I had in mind, but this ain't bad either ;-).

Made with Poppy Jasper and sterling silver.