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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I've Grown New Wings

And let me tell you:
They feel good.
Real good.
Odonata Earrings
Odonata Earrings
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Odonata Earrings
Built from these ten fingers of sterling silver and copper, asymmetrical, light as damselflies, bright as dragonflies.  The sterling lightly oxidized and brushed to a mellow glow while the copper, OH THE COPPER!, heavily patinated in a process that takes a full forty-eight hours to develop but results in the most gorgeous aged turquoise you've ever set sights on.

Forget the cup, I'M bubbling over!

I feel like I've just awoken from a hibernation, stretched my fingers wide and rolled my shoulders back to find a new set of wings, still wet, sprouting from my scapula.  I'm hovering, testing out the air.  And this grin, well it's wider than the seven seas combined.
~ Umber ~

26 comments:

Sunny Rising Leather said...

I am hyperventilating all up in this house!!!!!
Exquisite, lady. Just incredible :)

xoxoxox,
Allison

UmberDove said...

I've got the paper bag at the ready due to ALL the hyperventilating happing 'round these parts!

Snailentina said...

I was waiting for the Umber Dove to go Metal for a while :)

tattooedblogger said...

Ooooo...Takin Flight...Super

MrsLittleJeans said...

ooohhh...so beautiful, so light...are these grass hopper wings? xoxo

UmberDove said...

(beaming)


And MLJ - they are born in part from my love and fascination with dragonflies and the incredible venation of their wings!

mme. bookling said...

Is it strange that I am not at all surprised? You can do anything.

And I say that proudly and with love, not all snarky and jealous in the corner. No sireee.

SEE YOU IN 30 hours.

UmberDove said...

Snarky. heehee. Get PACKED young lady!

Jenna said...

Your wings are wide!

Widge said...

ooooooh I'm digging those! Beautiful!! Turquoise is my fave

kerin rose said...

ah...Angela Keslar from project runway said:

"leap, and your wings will grow"....

Happy Landings! xo

Amy Nicole said...

I love your wings! Great work...

Cat said...

OH! I am so jealous and thrilled for you at the same time! I wish-hope-wish for silver and copper skills to find their way into my fingers! How lucky you are!

Cat said...

love love love the wings
gorgeous

yup
it's true
you rock!

love and light

pencilfox said...

lovely, truly. indeed.

Sierra Keylin Jewelry said...

Splendid! You must be so excited...happy smithing!

nancycreations said...

Absolutely splendid is what they are fantastic they are wonderful fly with your wings.

Elly Rarg said...

Oh wow, those are COPPER?! That turquoise is gorgeous lady. Love them :)

thewindhover said...

so so so so so lovely.

Brenda McGowan said...

This is a beautiful design!

The Noisy Plume: said...

YEAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

we'realljustwallflowers said...

Your writing makes me all happy inside. It makes my head feel like a warm stream of words are passing through and leaving little phrases around as souvenirs
:)

Sierra Keylin Jewelry said...

Your smile says it all, I can see that working with metal suits you...you've got that "new creation" glow! They are beautiful, I love the cut-outs!!! Gorgeous daaaaaahling! Keep 'em coming!
Aloha!

~J~ said...

....speechless....

The Noisy Plume: said...

Again I say, again: YEAHHHHH!!!!!!

özeeyeaah! said...

great work :o