A month or so ago, I got my grubby mitts on some beautiful dendrite agate stones. They are just the most dreamy white and translucent and black stones with stunning little scenes in them that look like perfect winters days.
And so began the start of a little wintery collection, one I am calling my ‘move mountains’ collection.
It consists of the dendrite stones
– lots of it in some simple claw settings that show off their beautiful scenes – some mountain silhouettes, and some dainty snowflakes. All the things that I love about the winter!
I made are a new technique, and medium for me – they are made of precious metal clay, which has its challenges, but also allows me to create these really detailed little snowflakes, and not spend all day, every day, swearing about piecing them out! Which is a win in my books!
These earrings were one of the first bits from the collection that I sold, which I have to say I’m kind of annoyed with because I was hoping they wouldn’t sell and then I could keep them forever as they were absolutely perfect little drops.
The mountain scenes are all based on mountains
that I love. Places I’ve ridden, and places that have stolen my heart in one way or another. I love how the oxidised silver takes on a slightly oily, night sky blue on the silver, which just makes the polished silver stand out more I think!
One of the bits I like best about some of the set stones are the backs of them – in an attempt to make sure that all the beauty of the stones can be seen I’ve cut out the back of them. And included mountains on there too!
The current ‘Move Mountains’ collection can be found on my etsy page, but there are a couple of pieces that I am still waiting to add – I just need to get them polished up to a high shine and then they’ll be up there!
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