Sunday, March 13, 2011

something finished and something in the works...

I'm not flea marketing today - I am in the studio - but I promised I would come out more often, so here I am.
Just wanted to show you a finished piece.





A freeform focal featuring a prong set pebble (might be serpentine, but I am not sure) from the beach in Tuscany; combined with large new jade beads and hand made chain links.





This is what I am working on now. Dapped copper with handmade bezel and soldered brass. I still have a long way to go on this piece, but it is already telling me a story... sorry, have to get back to the studio.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!

25 comments:

Mary Newton Designs said...

I love you new projects! No wonder you want to stay in the studio!

diane cook said...

Very nice work Renate....I really like the scrolling in the dapped copper piece. Bet it will be a beautiful piece when it is finished.

Sherry Smyth said...

If this new piece is already telling you a story, little wonder you needed to get back to the studio. I'm loving it just how it is...which makes me eager to see the story when it is finished!

Valerianna said...

Drawn to the combination of the green stones, copper wire and copper spiral holding the stone.

Hopemore Studio said...

The free form work is beautiful.

I have to say I am really drawn to the piece in progress, Already looks wonderfully aged and art nouveau in in style.

Esther said...

hi ren, go, go, go to work!! this new necklace is fantastic!! and the focal..wow!!

lilylovekin said...

Isn't it wonderful to be working in your studio, even if it may not be spring yet, I'm sure the time flies as you are working away. Beautiful pieces you have done.

Diane said...

We will let you continue working...especially when you are whipping out pieces that look like this! Gorgeous, Renate! Enjoy your day. Hugs, Diane

Janet said...

Such a stand out Necklace.
I love the way you did your focal!
You always have Something wonderful to see.

steufel said...

Klasse - die Kettemglieder sind. besonders toll! Und Dein work in progress macht micn super neugierig!

lunedreams said...

wow, that copper bezel is knocking me out! love how you're layering metals. can't wait to see more!

Palimpa Lim said...

Das Bezel ist der helle Wahnsinn, liebe Renate! Und die neue Kette ist ebenfalls wunderwunderschön.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

wonderful peeks into your studio, thank you Renate. I do enjoy seeing what you are working on!

Greer said...

Your 'work in progress' bezel is stunning. Love the broken fragments of pattern and the patina.

sharon said...

Spectacular pieces Renate, so unique! Your pendants are incredible my friend....keep going!

Studio Sylvia said...

Stories of Tuscany. Lovely. The soft green of the beads complements the stone beautifully. The piece in the process is looking good. A story unfolding. Enjoy your studio time - it looks as if you are anyway, Renate.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the necklace is lovely and the piece you are working on is already looking amazing!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita,

How perfect your freeform focal is!! You have combined the metal with the stone in such a way that you see the positive energy of one flowing into the other. As if they are just different forms created of the same natural world. I love to watch you create with your exotic found beach stones

I can't wait to see the finished story you will tell with your new copper piece!!

I'm so excited, Deryn is here and we will be getting together later in the week! I can't wait!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Donna B said...

Your work is unique and wonderful. I find myself so much more drawn in when I see jewelry made of natural stones or metals, like silver, copper or bronze.

When I pick up such pieces, I feel I can sense energy...I am not sure if it is the energy from the designer or the materials...

What a feast for my eyes...you are so talented.

Pretty Things said...

So beautiful....

Kerstin said...

Jade, Kiesel und Kupfer ergeben ein ziemlich geheimnisvolles Trio, das hat viel Ausstrahlung. Wunderbar.

Gaby Bee said...

Du bist ja super fleißig:) Die Kette ist ein Traum und das bezel - ich hab nur ein Wort dafür "GENIAL!"

romantic decay said...

WOW Renate, your dapped copper bezel is wonderful. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

beautiful! can't wait to see the finished piece.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Thanks for the words! These are gorgeous! Heavens what delights you are up to! Blessings.