Some of the very first pieces of silver work I offered up were my Odonata earrings. Wings, freshly sprouted, ready to embark upon a new adventure, airy, delicate, bright and of course, turquoise. I kept a pair for myself, a reminder of where I began, of spreading my own wings to take that leap.
Lately the wings have been back.
They spring up from the corners of the sketchbook, they layer subtly in the background of the paintings and now, they have found their way into the silver.
I think this is no random coincidence. If everything cycles and breathes, in, out, summer, winter, silence and song, then naturally that itch along my spine is a new set of wings.
I made these ones for you, just in case you need a little lift on the wind current when you jump.
(Odonata Rings and Necklace)
(Nevada Variscite, Royston Ribbon Boulder Turquoise, Sterling Silver, Copper and YES, why that IS enamel!)