Hello! Here is a group shot of the new pieces that will debut in Tucson this spring! The owl and branches is a clasp Greg carved, along with the faceted bead and the rose with thorns pendant (a team effort- I did the text that reads 'life is a rose, beware the thorns' ). We were working in what seemed like synchronicity, carving side by side at the kitchen table, on nearly the same subject matter, pieces featuring owls and roses. It was a nice way to work, a little different from my usual hide in the studio with a book on tape method. We listenend to Food network, a channel we can all agree on and worked away, imagining the delicacies whipped up by the Iron Chefs. This year its been a little different, more relaxed. I like it.
This year I won't be attending Tucson again, since Max is too young and Azalea is in school. I'm disappointed, but maybe I'll go to IDEX (International Doll Expo) in Orlando next weekend. Its a long drive, over ten hours, but my mom can watch Max while my best buddy and I stare longingly at dolls all day long. Sounds like a good time to me! Not more fun than going to Tucson, but still exciting. Andrew and Greg will be leaving for the cross country journey next Wednesday. I can hardly believe its that time of year already. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with this latest batch of goods. I was thinking simple cut sunstones and shimmery andalucite rondelles would look nice with the rose blossom bead. The faceted nugget is one that could either look really amazing in shiny pewter, with all the planes to catch the light, or not so good. We will see next week! I can't wait to see what emerges.