Photo Credit ~ Daniel Krucoff
There are times when all of us experience that feeling of “stuck”. The block to our creative channel. It’s frustrating. When I have it, I refuse to move forward. I know the right thing will come to me. With this piece, I had the top figured out pretty much from the get go. But that bottom portion of this one, taunted me for longer than I care to admit. The design for Beginnings happened in that flurry of the creative spurt when Mountainesque became a series. I knew I was on to something. And I must give credit to the stone too as I FINALLY saw a mountain range in the lower stone that became the inverse of it in the metal.
That is why I call this one Beginnings. It helped me along the way to the beginning of my Mountainesque Series. The stones are copper with chrysocolla. I purchased the lower stone a little over a year ago from Gary B Wilson. In September of 2010, I bought some more of this from him and I suspect I will add more to my working inventory as I love the subtle colors and markings that copper with chrysocolla produces. The stones are set in Sterling Silver that I oxidized, along with adding some silver balls as accents. I still enjoy making these two piece pendants. Part of me is fascinated by the construction process and I thoroughly enjoy the finished piece that has movement. I’m also caught up in this new direction with mountains as my sirens.
I hope you enjoy yet another piece in my Mountainesque Series.
It’s still quite frigid here in Colorado, with snow, ice, and blustery winds. If you live in the northern hemisphere, I hope you have found ways to stay safe and warm. I am thankful for the comforts our home affords us in these severe weather conditions.
Until next time, aspire to be more as an artist and a person.