Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Clear Crisp Day

Today is one of those clear, crisp fall days.  I love days like this.  It's the perfect weather to rake leaves, drink coffee (one of my favorite things!) and of course, VOTE!  I voted bright and early this morning.  I won't write about politics here, as I'm sure we're all saturated with it, but I have to say that today is a good day to be thankful for the freedoms we have, and voting is one of them!  One unusual fact about my life is that I was born in the Middle East, Iran in fact, because my father was working there at the time.  I doubt I will ever have the chance to return there, but I do often think about the situations women in the Middle East are faced with, and on days like this I am aware that there are still many people in this world who do not have the freedoms we all too easily take for granted.  We have much to be thankful for.  On that note, it's time to get back to work.  Happy election day!!  Here are some new pieces just out of the studio.

Lace agate, Kingman turquoise, sterling. 
I'm in love with this necklace.  I recently purchased some Kingman turquoise from a woman in Arizona and this is the first piece I have made with it.  Beautiful colors of the Southwest! 

Sterling lock necklace with labradorite.
This lock has a Victorian feel to it I think.  What is the significance of a lock?  There are so many different meanings we could read into it.  I like the mystery.

Spinning rings!  These are favorites of my customers.

Sterling silver with laguna agate. 
This one reminds me of the desert.  It's amazing how many different colors and patterns can be found in agates.  Happy Fall!!