Saturday, May 8, 2010

Brazilian Occo Geode...yum!

About 3 weeks ago I visited my LBS (Local Bead Store). Beading Around the Bush in Benicia, CA...I LOVE this shop! Anyway, there in a little tray on a low table, I saw them....Brazilian Occo Geode slices...I fell in love immediately. I caressed them and admired their beautiful sparkles. Three made their way into my clutches. I also bought some amethyst points. I had a vision of a pendant. I wanted to explore the idea of a "hidden blessing", a gift from God in an unexpected place.

After sawing the brass, sanding all the rough spots, stamping it a bit, drilling two inner holes for the point, I set the occo into the brass and wired the point into the middle. Then I sawed out the copper shape, stamped the words, etched the copper and riveted the brass to the copper. This took me two weeks! I worked here and there after my day job. And thought about it many random moments. Jewelry making is so engrossing, with challenges and triumphs. ( And occasionally the agony of defeat! lol!)


The rest of the necklace was pretty easy. I love stringing and this one really went together easily.


Earrings to go with the necklace.

Well, it is Mother's Day tomorrow. I have an amazing Mom and I respect and honor her. Hopefully I do this every day, not just a Sunday in May! :-) I hope you all remember your Mom tomorrow and find a hidden blessing from her guidance. Bless you all!

6 comments:

Beatnheart said...

Blessings to you dear Chris and Happy Mothers Day!

Fanciful Expressions said...

Beautiful. Happy Mother's Day to you sweet lady.

Grandma said...

I am sure your Mom considers you a blessing. Beautiful and creative work.

diane said...

Chris....this is beautiful work! Jewelry designing is sometimes a long process isn't it? But, when it comes together it is just the BEST feeling ever!
Hugs~

Bear Chick said...

Beautiful necklace! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Linzy Boulter said...

I love your jewelry.
It's amazing what creativity shows up in our brain!

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