Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Moonstone Wisdom Earrings

These earrings were made last year and have a bit of tarnish on them but still are eye catching.  The triangular moonstones are set on sterling silver discs that were first roller printed and then slightly domed.  The bottoms were formed on a homemade hydraulic dye forming press.  Moonstones have such a timeless way about them.  They seem to impart wisdom upon the wearer.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Citrine Earrings

Here are a pair of sterling silver citrine earrings for my mother on Mother's Day.  The drop portion of these earrings are made by hydraulic dye forming, which produces lovely, pillowy shapes in a repeatable way.  Citrines have always been a favorite stone of mine.  Citrines are beneficial to the solar plexus chakra which includes the liver and spleen organs.  In Chinese medicine the spleen and stomach make up the earth element.  Of course these organs are critical for obtaining nourishment and sustaining life.  We see that mother earth keeps giving without ever asking for herself.  Thanks Mom, I hope these earring give back a little of what you have given.