Friday, December 6, 2013

The Tiger- Boulder Opal and Riveted- Layered -Pierced-Tiger Pendant

The Tiger

Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forest of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And What shoulder, and what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? 

My love for the big cats of the world was the inspiration behind this design as well as the beauty of the William Blake Poem -"The Tiger".  The boulder opal cab has a beautiful blue patch of fire in it which glows from within. Tiger as a totem:  The Tiger is the symbol of darkness and the new Moon. When a Tiger enters your life expect new adventures. It will awaken new passion and power. Tiger people do their best work at night. Tigers are associated with water and have all the properties of the element of Water-- healing, power through gentle flow, feminine energies. In China, there are 5 mystic tigers: The red tiger is south, summer and fire. The black tiger is the symbol of north, winter and water. The blue tiger is east, spring and vegetation. The white tiger is west, autumn and all metals. The yellow tiger is ruler of the earth and its energies.

Best wishes and a Happy Safe Holiday Season to everyone!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New adds in shop tonight

Gift of the Alicorn

Lost Wax Casting Sterling Unicorn Horn

Triple Horn of Odin

Amethyst Drusy Pendant Reversible

Reverse or Front

Circle of the Narwhal

Lost wax Casting- Sterling Narwhal Horn

Have work in progress right now...scattered about my incredibly messy bench. Will update when i get something finished. 

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Imagery.....Previews of upcoming listings


Gold drusy/sterling layered pendant with Rivets-
Press fit-reversible.



       "Jackalope Western Totem"

Sterling silver with Royston Turquoise with Double Strand African Trade beads.   The pendant can be removed from chain.  Toggle clasp. Uber-colorful and unique.






 Medieval Inspired Rutilated Quartz and Sterling Tongue Pendant.



I will be finishing an Odin Pendant with Amethyst drusy very soon.  Also playing with antler and sterling.  Hoping to get a ring squeezed in somewhere. Also have the large unicorn horns to get listed and the new version of the narwhal horn. The latter is super close to getting listed.

Happy July 4th!!!   


       I will probably celebrate watching movies with my husband....and eating cheese and crackers.....almost forgot....pistachio nuts.

Also before i forget, we got to meet 2 of the Beach Boys last month - Mike Love and Bruce Johnston


Sunday, December 9, 2012

new work finally up! :)

This is my second attempt to post this post. The first one got deleted as i was crossing the finish line. 
:(    (frown not large enough to express the magnitude of my disgust)  
Onto the pieces-  The first is MooseTotem-Antler Energy Pendant with a little citrine cab over the moose's heart.  This is more of a survival piece. It has a female warrior charge....for someone who wants their jewelry to be as unique as they are....   I love this wears gently and beautifully. The antler is very nubby and creamy...quite beautiful.

This next piece is Wind Runner-Sterling Cuff with Royston Turquoise. I finally found the right home for this little horse that had been cut for months before he landed on this bracelet. It will fit a small wrist of 6 to 6 1/2" it is slight adjustable....more in than out. I recommend it's adjusted initally and then left alone...since sterling can get brittle if its over stressed.  The inspiration for this is Native American design work.  It's a very comfortable cuff.

This next piece is one of 3. This one and the next (which is 99% finished) are the same size. The 3rd is larger. This is made using the lost wax process and cast with sterling silver. It has flashy, Toho  and sterling bead adornments. Each piece is unique and is made by hand out of wax before it is cast. This hangs vertically, which was a suggestion by my husband. The last two of these i made hung on the horizontal.  This one is called Antler Down-Spirit's Up Pendant.

 I will have more stuff in about a stay tuned. Hope everyone's making through the holiday season alright.     ♥Sue

Thursday, October 4, 2012


      Meet Alice.....She's the inspiration behind the "Alice Pendant".  She was no ordinary runner duck.....she endured physical hardships and challenges that made her a bit different than the other runner ducks. She lived her life with grace and beauty and touched the lives of those around her with her sweet and gentle spirit. Her favorite treat was green peas. Notice the very unusual white stripe around her neck.  That which made her special will always remain in the hearts of those she loved and in the hearts of those that loved her....forever munching on peas and enjoying the sunshine and breezes against her feathers.



It was truly an honor to have been asked to do this project. Many thanks! 

Thank you also for the many wonderful Facebook comments received after posting Alice.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Labor Day Sale

Shop Sale in progress thru 9/3 midnite EST.  
                 Go here for details and code!

Monday, August 20, 2012


       I have some new pieces to share...the Raven and Deer Earrings are new.....i also have 2 pieces nearly completed.....The Lizard Pendant and Charon...the mythical boatman.  The last 3 pieces on this post are newer...they are already in the shop. The Charms however for the Magic series pendant are delayed but i will get them listed soon.

        And now for The Raven-Protection Totem (protection came from a customer who suggested I make more Ravens and shared her story about how the Raven has protected her home and pets) So this is an honor piece. He turned out wonderful and i left the raven in dark patina...which fits him very well.

Black and white striped Agate-amazing!

More Painted Antler Earrings---i think this is Peruvian Opal rescued from my stash. 

These are the old newer pieces that never made the blog....I'm sure I was in an overwhelmed state of a hurry to facebook and tweet them...then being blog indifferent.

Sterling Cast Unicorn/Narwhal Horn-Magic Series

Beaded Antler Rain Chain Pendant

Painted Antler with Etched Agate and Moose Antler Beads

Will have more to share sometime next week. Thanks for supporting my blog and shop!  Hugs, Sue♥