I absolutely love this talisman necklace...one of my favorites, ever...
A highly dimensional fossil coral stone adorns this bold, organic silver cuff
A beautifully preserved ancient harpoon on a graceful strand of gems and antique beads
This is it for now...it's back to the workbench tomorrow!
Freeform sterling earrings with heavy oxidation resemble tall spires of standing stone
A chunky little ring…Desert Primitive style scaled down for smaller fingers!
Finally I am getting new pieces listed, after a very busy week followed by my kitty, Zia, who needed emergency surgery this weekend. All is looking to turn out well, and meanwhile I have four new pieces after this one, waiting to be listed. Look for them in the next couple of days.
Deeply textured and primal, delicate leaves of distressed metal which move freely on their wires
I absolutely love these earrings!
Just to let you know, I am spending this week creating new malas, which are being listed in my Etsy shop, Desert Talismans. It was a perfect storm of circumstance: my son recently adopted a kitty we found wandering our coyote-, bobcat- and owl-populated neighborhood. He named her Freyja, took her to his new home way over on the West Mesa, but has now had to leave for two weeks to go help his dad (my first ex) finish packing (he was the one who bought the house) and then drive with him out here. Meanwhile my other ex (second ex...it's a weird, extended family we have, because we all get along as long as we don't have to live together) would ordinarily be able to have her stay with him, but he's been called away on a weeklong business trip. So I'm left holding the bag. With the cat.
If you wonder why I seek tranquility in my work, look no further.
Which is why I'm making malas...I'm spending the afternoons over there with Freyja to keep her company in the large empty house, and malas are the most easily portable work I can do. So that's what I'm making! They double as gorgeous necklaces without looking too obviously mala-ish and they have solid, quality construction designed to withstand daily use. Don't pass these lovelies by!
A magnificent, huge chunk of raw amber suspended from hand stitched deerhide
Hello everyone! I have been hard at work on a large mixed media drawing this week, but have managed to do this necklace as well. The amber is just incredible and these unworked pieces are hard to come by. I will be back at work on new talismans in the coming week.
Perfect for hot summer days!
High on a mesa’s edge, a primitive necklace emerges out of the desert sandstone
From Ojito with love...
The latest talisman necklace!
A rare and unusual talisman made of Douglas Fir wood struck by lightning
I've been waiting for a year for this wood to season so I could use it! Very excited about this one!
A Joshua Tree granite boulder turned to silver, wrapped around your wrist
Like water suspended in motion on an earthy leather cord
A magnificent shard of ancient glass!
A long and wandering tale of a long and wandering journey...
Like a shaman’s necklace from the Paleolithic…
For the Paleolithic shaman in you, a powerful treasure necklace with many unique finds!
Translucent forms of smoky mica layered with fused fine silver and polymer, letting the light in
These are just stunning!
Primal mammoth ivory and hammered silver beads meet the elegance of faceted zircon in this Desert Luxe talisman
A very special necklace featuring mammoth ivory!
A tabular focal bead in the hues of desert rain on a strand of smoky quartz and silver
Some wishful thinking in our drought-ridden desert. This is a beautiful sage green and grey pendant.
Primal, lean and muscular…silver turned to stone for your wrist