Monday, December 21, 2009

Is this a jewelry blog or what?

I've been chipping away at this necklace for sometime. Actually, it sat on my bench waiting to be polished for about 3 weeks. I had other orders to tend to!

This one will not be in the shop, as it was made with a special lady in mind (my mother) and it will be whisked down to Arizona as her birthday present. I wasn't sure if she'd like it or prefer something else, but like it she does!

Meet my desert necklace...or..."Arivaca" necklace, as the case may be.

Complete with hand-cut succulent on the back of the pendant and a slightly domed hand-stamped "concho."
Picture jasper blows my mind. The fact that there can be desert scenes found in stone is fascinating and beautiful and I can't get enough. When I found this one I fell even more in love - not only were the colors muted, almost faded like an old photograph, but the corners were softly rounded just like an old photograph!
I'm still digging away at the list of custom orders, but at list the bottom of the list is in sight! Stay tuned for a bracelet I just finished...rarely do I feel so proud when I finish something, but I was smitten with this piece.


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Chris O'Byrne said...

:) Beautiful!

jessi sawyer said...

Thank you!

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

Picture jasper IS an awesome stone! And what you have done with it is fabulous! The backs of your pendents are an incredible plus for the future owner...Love your work!

jessi sawyer said...

Thank you! I love doing stuff on the back of a piece...a little secret for the person wearing it :)