My friend, Jeanne, and I are back to classes for another 10 week session at the Appalachian Rock Shop, Harmony, PA. I love the classes and love the store with all of the unique rock specimens, polished stones, works of jewelry art, and more. If you live in the area, you really should stop by and see it for yourself.
In the last session, I missed a couple of lessons, so have started this one finishing up my ammolite pendant. Jolan Naleppa, our instructor, has been wonderful in helping me in the creative process, to see things in a different way, and to design a creation and make it flow. Design is my challenge; it does not come naturally.
To conclude, my final piece from the last session is done in sterling silver with reticulated metal and a beautiful ammolite stone. We designed the entire piece in the shape of the ammolite, giving it a contemporary feel.
According to Wikipedia, "Ammolite is a rare and valuable opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is made of the fossilized shells of ammonites, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral that makes up nacreous pearls."
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Monday, June 25, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I have been busy, busy today making some new items for the Artists of the Rustbelt, Summer Market! It is held at the B & O in Youngstown, OH on Saturday noon to 7 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm (June 9, 10)! If you are from the area, I hope you will attend! Great people, great art, great food, music, and B & O's own brews! Stop by and say, "Hello." I have some new items to offer this season: wire wrapped crystal points, spoon rings and bracelets, wire wrapped rings, and more! Here are some photos of today's work! Thanks for visiting my blog! Blessings, Anita.