Monday, September 25, 2006

September...

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.

3 comments:

Judi said...

Beautiful work - your jewelery is very impressive!!! Hey - congrats on the loss shown by the ticker!

Linda said...

Both works of srt are lovely- the photo and your bangle. I am glad you back is feeling better and hopefully you can enjoy your lovely weather while it lasts.
Hugs-
Linda f from FL

Kai said...

Judi, this is as lovely as (actually MORE lovely than) MANY bracelets I see for sale in 'fancy' stores! You are really getting GOOD at this! And I can't wait to see the other one! (Don't overdo. Let yourself heal before sitting too long or doing things that aren't good for your back!) LOVE YOU!