Sunday, February 6, 2011

Year of the (Metal) Rabbit--Feb 3, 2011 to Jan 22, 2012

                       
       Well.....he's finally here (the rabbit that is) after a grueling photo session. Ok...my husband had to step in an shoot this....most of the great ones are his. Most of my pics form Friday were like a solar flare was going off on the face of the pendant....so shiny that it was taking away from the detail.  I have always wanted to try a piece in Keum Boo ( a korean technique of bonding fine silver with 24k gold foil)...so this attempt was experimental in nature. The gold foil bonds to the silver by applying heat....it becomes one with the silver actually through an atomic exchange of some sort (Stephen Hawkings again so I'm not going there). Surprisingly....i got results....the bonding process which took some time and patience went very smoothy....the design adhered exactly as planned....which i thought was going to be problematic. Clearly this pendant turned out beyond expectations and became an exceptional pendant...rabbit in tow!
                                             
Year of the Rabbit with Stars- Keum Boo Pendant

The Chinese New Year of the Rabbit began on feb 3rd of 2011. I've always been interested in Chinese astrology and have been studying it  for many years now. I was born in Year of the Boar....not very glamorous but a good sign nonetheless. My husband is a Dragon...one the most coveted signs. The characteristics of the Rabbit are sensitivity, creativity and compassion. Preferring the company of others Rabbits are friendly and outgoing. 
     
        2011 is the Year of the Metal Rabbit...people born under this sign are considered to be more intense, resilient, determined and stronger than other rabbits. They may also be logical, highly strung and crafty. We have a pet Rabbit....Benjamin....here he is in his black and white rabbit splendor!  He is such a sweet baby!
                                               
Benjamin
I will get this in the shop soon (Monday/Tuesday)....and start on some new pieces this week....perhaps some keum boo earrings.....a bracelet maybe....even though another ring would be lots of fun!

Benjamin says Happy Sunday Night to all!   Sue♥