Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Let It Snow...Let It Snow...Let It Snow.....
This week I have been locked away in my studio in preparation for our Haute Metals trunk show this Thursday at Gifted Hands in Wexford. The perfect storm of... a health crisis with my mother that demanded my complete attention, the blessing of a very successful show last month where we had record breaking sales and a wee bit of my tendency for procrastination left me with a lot of work to do and not very much time to do it. Fortunately, I work best when I am under a little bit of pressure and I find that creativity begets creativity. It's funny how that works.
The past few days have certainly lent themselves to staying in and nesting a bit. Christmas music, a nice cup of coffee and a lovely view of our winter wonderland from my second floor studio window definitely put me in the Christmas spirit and got the creative juices flowing. I had so many ideas swimming around in my head for weeks that it was actually rather cathartic for me to finally create the pieces.
One of the results is this chunky sterling cuff bracelet. The stone is a large oval fossilized coral cabochon. It is a beautiful specimen and you can see all the little coral formations in it. It was a real find and the photo simply doesn't do the stone justice. I love the way the big substantial cuff goes with this deep earth toned stone. It's bold but sublime all at the same time.
If anyone is interested in attending our show on Thursday evening here is a link to the information on our website... http://pittsburghsilversmiths.com/trunkshow.html
In the meantime..........Let It Snow...Let It Snow...Let It Snow...