Marty has just completed the wax carving for a new Wave Ear Wrap. We are taking pre-sale orders for the sterling silver version that will be availalbe in late February. A powerful and graceful wave crests over the top of the ear and another gentler wave caresses and cradles the bottom ear lobe.
Our favorite part of the year is the off season when we have time to create new designs – so here’s a sneak preview! Each year, Alisha and I make a list of design ideas that inspire us. First on my list will be a Chameleon Charm. 7 years ago, our son, John, carved a Chameleon Charm that has a primitive charm and I have hesitated to create a version of my own….but John’s Chameleon will soon have a new friend.
I’m excited to sculpt a dramatic Bird of Paradise Flower pendant. I have not added any flower designs to my collection recently and this exotic flower will make a stunning, slightly wicked pendant. Also on the horizon to add to my “Monster Collection” will be Big Foot and Cyclops pendants. Can you feel the ground trembling?
Alisha is already working on a series of one of a kind, Sea Turtle Pendants. These Sea Turtles will be cast in sterling silver and each will wear a unique Australian Boulder Opal for it’s shell.
I have a growing collection of remarkable opals and fire agates and this year hope to design many one of a kind pieces that incorporate these intoxicating gemstones. Alisha, and I want to attend the Tucson Gem and Mineral show in February of 2015 but unless we use many of the stones that we have been hoarding, we will not have the excuse to go and buy more. If you’re so inspired, you can help me downsize by commissioning a Custom Piece!
Alisha has plans to design a Cuttlefish pendant that will incorporate a dichroic glass bead as the Cuttlefish body. Sculptural tentacles combined with sleek iridescent dichroic glass will make the quintessential cuttlefish. She hopes to pusuade Wayne Robbins to custom make the dichrioc glass beads with scalloped edges to mimic the undulating body of the cuttlefish. Her new Cuttlefish design will be available in the summer of 2015.
This design will be a companion piece to her Fossilized Ammonite Pendant which has been a big hit!