Saturday, October 10, 2009
New Work and First Frost
So stealthy. The first frost settled in here last night and anything tender will soon turn to mush as the freeze was quite hard. Hardy plants will survive, at least a little longer, but no illusions of summer remain.
I've been making long, long necklaces. Wonderful collections of natural, earthy stones strung on fine knotted leather that close with toggles. Long strands that can be worn long, doubled, tripled; that can be used as a kind of cluster or spaced out in staggered lengths. Perfect to layer over a turtleneck sweater. Coordinated colors with unexpected surprises here and there. Agates, jasper, quartz, garnets, obsidian, marble, tourmaline, and little bits of Czech glass. The patterns of the earth, the colors of the season, the textures of nature.