10 November 2009


'may your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.

may your mountains rise into and above the clouds.'
~ edward abbey
whether you agree with wishing this upon someone or not - the first part at least, i think we can agree that the most rewarding achievements and periods of growth come from times of difficulty... marsha neal's shard (this time) made me think of winding and movement... the subtle color changes on top of the chocolate clay flowed right into barbara lewis' enameled connector - both pieces had played with fire and come through it with great strength and beauty ... the ceramic and the metal, both with soft color, asked me to be joined... and so i acquiesced, because it really was such a great request! 

after manipulating a little metal myself, i had some etched copper rounds and findings... beautiful glass beads from mary ann at linden avenue designs and marie at bleu verre...

it became a bit elemental, greens, blues, ivory & browns... air, water, earth & fire all playing their role in the creation of each part... things that live & grow in the greens and spirals... masculine and feminine... 

all united in moving towards the most amazing view... 


  1. Maire: This necklace is the bee's knees!

  2. Marie, I'm lovin this necklace...the textures and colors are fabulous

  3. The colors, components, and composition are all beautiful!

  4. Always an inspriration to watch your work in motion ; ) Laura

  5. What a delicious necklace - I love it! So many lovely details!

  6. this piece is marvellous!! the thoughts that come with it, so true ... i love the way you twist and turn the wires too and play with yin and yang ... all a fitting tribute to what inspired this piece of art :) beautiful!

  7. I love it, it's gorgeous! Thanks for the link to my blog. :)

  8. You always grab me with your words and then dazzle me with your creations that suit those poetic turns of phrase just so. I am enamored of your process MJ and your inspirations. Thank you so much for sharing that with us today. Enjoy the day! Erin


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