Sunday, November 6, 2011

Finished pieces

I finished the prayer bead piece this week - an archaic kind of necklace. It is big, full of emotion and thoughts.




And the woodland necklace was completed - the focal has moss preserved beneath resin and drops of labradorite. The necklace itself is a medley of labradorite, prehnite, jade and forged leaves, one of which is part of the clasp.



I haven't any new kitten photos to share - there was too much going on this week and I didn't want another pic of sleeping kittens. But they are doing much better - we have finally found an antibiotic that can combat the bacteria we are dealing with; their eyes are no longer infected and they are soooo energetic... Their skinny mama has also put on weight, since the kittens are on solid food and is generally also in much better condition. I am still fighting the cat flu in two of the older kittens, but the antibiotica is also helping there, so I'm hoping we will be through this situation soon.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday.

20 comments:

Studio Sylvia said...

Renate these pieces show such strength. Love the idea of the moss preserved in the resin. You certainly have been busy. Glad to hear the feline family is on the mend.

Barry said...

S-glad you have completed Mr Babysitter's piece - it is a great piece - strong - good outcome. And love the offer of new life in the woodland necklace. Also glad to hear the cats are getting strong - sleep is good. Go well and continue to create well. B

peggy aplSEEDS said...

such interesting pieces. they look like they have stories to tell. i'm glad i dropped by. thanks for sharing!

Barbara Lewis said...

Beautiful work, Renate. Love the Woodland piece. What great idea to preserve the moss and the labradorite are my favorite stone. They look beautiful hanging from your pendant. I bet this would be fun to wear!

Rosy_les bijoux said...

You have always wonderful ideas, sign of great creativity :))
these pieces are beautiful, love them!

Bye Rosy

SummersStudio said...

Your prayer bead piece is so full of emotion and beauty. It is truly a wonderful piece. I love that you preserved a bit of moss in your lovely woodland piece. Happy to hear that the kitties are on the mend. Cat flu is such a devastating illness and so hard to deal with.

mairedodd said...

where to begin? you pieces have a powerful presence and yet are as still and peaceful as one could hope... to do this is so difficult... your choices in beads are always perfect - rich with color yet translucent so as not to be cumbersome... i am always appreciative of your ability to work on a large scale and maintain the balance of weight and delicacy... i am with the others and really do love when you set mosses in your work - your leaves are just beautiful - strong and delicate... again, your work contains such balance... must have felt wonderful to finish them...

Valerianna said...

Both very earthy and wonderful. And good news about the kitties.... !

lilylovekin said...

I just love the prayer bead piece, love the quartz? that is hanging at the end. Glad to hear the kitties are doing well. Hope you have a good Sunday.

Judy said...

How incredibly creative! Our emotions fuel our creativity and yours created two gorgeous art necklaces. It is such a good release for the soul. The moss in the resin is just amazing!
So glad to hear the kitties are on the mend, I know how hard this has been on you.

Hopemore Studio said...

Renate, I can see real passion behind these pieces, your work is evolving in the most interesting ways and it is really exciting to see.

Angie

Laura A. said...

These are both wonderfully strong, beautiful, passionate pieces. Yet so different in their own ways. Rightfully so, when considering the context of the prayer bead necklace. Renate you put your emotions into these and they came out with brilliance. True works of art.

I am so happy to hear the kitty family is doing better. I think of them so much as I pet and feed and play with my four. Thank you for all you have and will be doing for them.

sharon said...

You have created major works of art Renate! The resined moss is so fantastic, and the elements in the prayer piece are exquisite...really so beautiful and touching.
I hope things are better for you soon, you have had so much to deal with...thinking of you always.
Hugs.

Inge said...

Freut mich, dass es jetzt allen besser geht und das Antibiotika wirkt. Woodland necklace ein tolles Design. Ich liebe die Blätter aus Kupfer. Ich hoffe, du konntest bei der Arbeit an der Prayer Bead deine Trauer wegen Mr. Babysitter etwas verarbeiten. Liebe Grüße und Daumen drück, dass es den Kätzchen bald richtig gut geht. Eine schöne Woche, Inge

Inge said...

Freut mich, dass es jetzt allen besser geht und das Antibiotika wirkt. Woodland necklace ein tolles Design. Ich liebe die Blätter aus Kupfer. Ich hoffe, du konntest bei der Arbeit an der Prayer Bead deine Trauer wegen Mr. Babysitter etwas verarbeiten. Liebe Grüße und Daumen drück, dass es den Kätzchen bald richtig gut geht. Eine schöne Woche, Inge

Createology said...

Very organic and beautiful pieces. Serene Sunday...

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This is an astounding and grounding piece. So elemental with Nature. Amazing. Great art. Blessings.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Fabulous necklaces! I love the organic feel of both pieces!

Luthien said...

as expected, the pieces did turn out filled with energy and soul. you make really beautiful jewelry that touch my heart Renate ... and i don't say that lightly. there is a kind of poignancy in your pieces ... a yearning. but they have strength and tenacity. i'm not just saying these 2 pieces ... i'm saying all the work that you so. they talk to me.

mermaiden said...

i adore the ancient feeling to this piece.