2/3/14

YOJP Week 5 - Mid-Winter Memories


I have always loved long, solitary mid-winter walks, when the landscape is unadorned, still gently fading. While the colors are subtle and muted, there's an abundance of structure and texture on display - details that go unnoticed when everything is in bloom.


The inspiration for this week's Year of Jewelry Project came from a pre-snow walk in my Atlanta neighborhood last week. When I bent down to pick up a large piece of fallen bark, thinking it might come in handy for a photo shoot, I was surprised to discover some young green shoots - the first promise of spring.




 
Faceted, icicle-cut tourmaline gemstones nestle among keishi pearls, calling to mind those fresh green shoots in the winter soil. The focal combines a black drusy, tourmaline roundels, freshwater pearl and sterling pinecone charm (from Nina Designs), beneath a sterling connector by Saki Silver. After the last few icy-cold mornings, I'm hoping those glossy green blades are true harbingers of Spring!

7 comments:

  1. Love your necklace especially given the backstory. Great inspiration.

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  2. Karin your necklace is awesome! I love the hint of green in there - stunning!

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  3. Gorgeous and perfectly captured!

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  4. Really great design, love the tourmaline!

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  5. I completely see your imagery in this beautiful necklace. Those young greens of life after the freeze/fire...what a hopeful necklace!

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  6. what a beautiful, completely inspired piece! I love the hints of green ... which I wish I could see spouting way up north where I am! After digging out from this last snow ... all I want is spring! really gorgeous necklace!

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  7. I love this necklace, it's perfect in every way! I especially like the textured metal part in the center. You do such a lovely work, keep on beading!

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