Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two In The Bush?

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush!


It's better to have a small real advantage than the possibility of a greater one.

*This proverb refers back to mediaeval falconry where a bird in the hand (the falcon) was a valuable asset and certainly worth more than two in the bush (the prey).

Interesting little tidbit!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another little before and after...

This is a custom sterling silver caged fluorite necklace that I did a few months back.  It is actually the necklace that first inspired the filigree like swirls which continue to be a main theme in my current collection!

It feels so good to see the finished piece, knowing all that went into it!  

*Fluorite, a mineral that melts easily, derives its name from the Latin word "fluere" meaning "to flow" or "to flux" and refers to its use as a flux in the steel and aluminum smelting process.  The word "fluorescent" comes from the word Fluorite, as Fluorite crystals were some of the first fluorescent specimens to be studied.  Its fluorescence is thought to be due to Yttrium, Cerium or organic matter in the crystal structure.  

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Everything is going to be amazing.

NO REGRETS! All this time... and here I am!  All this time, getting lost in the chaos!  Sometimes you need to lose yourself a little to truly find yourself though!  I am definitely one who has more often than not ended up learning my lessons the hard way.  But most of my creative drive comes from some confusion, some general upset of the standard order... so I'm not complaining!  And regardless, isn't that how revolution begins??  So, Don't worry. Everything is going to be amazing.

Here goes nothin'!