Friday, March 11, 2011

various pieces in progress

I have been missing in action lately - well, not really missing - I have been in my studio working on projects.
I wanted to share some pieces in progress, just so you don't think I have given up making jewelry...










These are not necessarily related projects - just pieces I am working on...





The other day I caught this gorgeous sun coming up behind the woods - some of the migratory birds have arrived, the black birds are singing their spring songs at daybreak and the snowdrops are up. Spring can't be far off and I am sooooo glad.


Fascinated by the beauty of this dried bloom - I think it is every bit as beautiful as a fresh flower. The texture of those petals is incredible.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. I promise to come out of the studio more often now.

16 comments:

Studio Sylvia said...

Renate, these pieces have captured my interest and I look forward to viewing what becomes of them. Your domed copper piece is interesting and those etched pieces, I’m guessing will become earrings. lovely.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

It is so interesting to see what you are working on, Renate. thank you for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog to see what Ii have been up to too! -I love your dried bloom. I have some rose petals like that, you can see them here. They still have colour in them, but you can see the veins in the same way.
xo

Esther said...

Hi Ren, very intriguing pieces.. the 3rd image is very fascinating...

Palimpa Lim said...

Liebe Renate, das sieht ja wirklich interessant aus!
Auch ich habe "work in progress", nämlich vor allem eine gewisse e-mail ;)
Aber auch ein bißchen Schmuck und jede Menge Selbsterkenntnis...!
Bis ganz bald!
xo
Janna

lilylovekin said...

Glad you are busy working. I love the image of the dried flower-I find the texture of dried flowers, leaves ect. much more interesting then fresh. There is so much detail to look at.

kelleysbeads said...

Oooh, I am loving the metals you are working with now!

Anna Lear said...

Great to see you here! Such beautiful pieces, and the dried flower is exquisitely textured. I'm about to dive into metalworking and am totally inspired by your work here -- how did you get the patterns onto the first and third pieces?

mairedodd said...

beautiful - sometimes i really just get into a flow making components... with nothing planned... i guess they float around in one's brain and all of a sudden, you are working on something and have the perfect piece for it! every thing is great... the fused sterling (my fav), the etching is so lovely - all of it... perhaps get some of those petals in resin?

sharon said...

You find and catch the beauty in everything Renate! Your metal pieces are gorgeous as is.....your o\hpotos are stunning!

lunedreams said...

wow, love what you are doing with copper and silver! i'm SO impressed!! i'm sure whatever the finished product, it will be stunning! you're right, that dried bloom is captivating. love how the veining stands out, like on those interesting x-ray photos of flowers. love the papery texture. like the color of the pages of a very, very old book.

Beverly Herman said...

Renate it is always good to see what you are creating. I love stopping by seeing and seeing what you have been up too.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I shall "borrow" these dried petals and fly to that sunset now that the course I was teaching is done! Thanks for that wonderful one! I just adore the pieces you are making in this post! Wow! Keep it up lovely you!

Diane said...

I love what you're working on, Renate. I can't wait to see how they develop into gorgeous jewelry pieces. Have a great weekend & enjoy your flea market tomorrow (if you go!) Hugs, Diane

Sharon P said...

Love your experiments in texture and color...your first piece looks as if it were unearthed in an archaeology dig, beautiful and rustic!

Diana said...

Oh yum such great eye candy. You have the beginnings of some wonderful projects there. I especially like the flower..so beautiful at every stage of life.
Tootles
Diana

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Renate, can't wait to see how these pieces turn out. I know they will be great. Hope all is well, and the kitties are good! Love your blossom picture. I always have such a hard time throwing out flowers, let them stay forever. Take care, Riki