17 April 2011

RAW 52


a ring inspired by movement and silvery swans... feathers moving and beating... flying into the air, free... like dandelion parachutes blowing in the wind... carrying with them our wishes... 



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needing to make manifest and work through the impending skin shedding that approaches... thinking as always of my grandmother who taught me to both knit and crochet... a snake of 
sorts - signifying rebirth... 



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let no one - not even your self - suck the life out of you... follow your heart's desire, seek love, gaze upon the moon, celebrate each day, remain humble... return to life... 




'thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people
 are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home;
 that wilderness is necessity; 
that mountain parks and reservations are useful 
not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, 
but as fountains of life.' 
~ john muir

11 comments:

  1. Ohhh, such beautiful pieces as well as meaning! Love them!

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  2. John Muir indeed was a visionary . I love watching the swans fly north. xx

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  3. I love how you inject nature and philosophy into each of your pieces, in other words.....the perception of yourself. Incredible, and humbling.

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  4. Your work is always incredible, always stunning, always steeping in messages...

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  5. Wow, wow, wow. The first one is incredible!

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  6. "let no one - not even your self - suck the life out of you"
    believe that.
    live it.
    getting excited for your next leap...
    thinking of you.
    xox
    e

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  7. Beautiful work for a beautiful metamorphosis. Thank you for honoring John Muir's words, a man who I deeply admire.

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  8. Thoughtful and inspiring work as always. John Muir's words are as true today as they were so many years ago.

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  9. When we were little girls my sister and I put on "plays" for my parents. We raided my step-mother's jewelry box because she was a hippie and had the good stuff. She had two rings with bangles and we took turns with who got the "good" one. Love these. We also had a money tree. Thank you for this meaninful approach to your work.

    I love it.

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  10. mj- you know you are my FAVORITE jewelry designer. I get lost in soul of your creations. I have been to visit your shop- your newest creations are stunning. These photos are fabulous- you do amazing things with metal~~
    Vicki

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