There is *nothing* like September in Oregon. The days are so painfully beautiful, and even more beautiful because you just KNOW that they are numbered. The rains are coming. They are going to stay for a very long time, and the sun may not be seen again until next February when the late winter high pressure systems come.
This was the view from my front yard at about 6:15 a.m Sunday morning. My heart ached with the beauty of it.
I injured my back last week, which is why I haven't been posting. Nothing terribly awful, just enough to make sitting at the computer a little painful. It's all right today. I've even been able to resume my workouts.
Anyway, this was a good opportunity to lounge in front of a few good movies and finish some of the wire work I began last week. This is the bangle I made using the pattern from Eni Oken's site. The main "stone" is lampwork glass. It is set with sterling silver, turquoise, bone, and carnelian. I am extremely pleased with how it turned out, right down to the hand shaped hook and clasp. The little length of chain with the clasp is so that it can be extended in case the buyer has a larger wrist than mine.
I'm also working on Eni's "Chaos" necklace. The beading and wrapping is finished. It just needs the chains and a clasp yet. I can't wait to finish it -- unfortunately I won't have any more time to play until perhaps Wednesday. This wire stuff is as satisfying as sculpting. I just can't get enough of manipulating things with my hands.