Sterling silver earrings + necklace, earth and bark inspired
The nature and our Earth inspires me in so many ways. All different, always new. Shapes, patterns, textures, scents and perceptions, if I close my eyes I can picture them clearly in my mind. Where I would like to go, the things I'd like to discover, touch, taste, smell, experience. Or the ones I’ve already discovered, touched, tasted, smelt, experienced. They are all there, vivid in my head. And then I try to bring them to life in my own way, creating jewelry or writing words.
Clothing: Silvia Giovanardi
Jewelry: PetiteFraise Jewelry
Inspired by the earth and its irregular, rough, live textures, by the rocks and the bark, these earrings and necklace in sterling silver and a wonderful labradorite drop are, for the nature of their making process, one of a kind. I used a technique called “reticulation”: the flame on the surface leads the metal close to the melting, creating a “dance” of material, that moves and changes every time in a different way, making it wonderfully wrinkly and rough when you touch it. For this reason, the shapes and the results are always different and uniques.
The spirits of the woods, of the earth. With their breath and their touch they bring to life flowers, shrubs, the scented soil, even the rocks that run alongs the path. I can feel the magic in all this: it’s a magic born together with the first bud. It permeates everything. You can see it, feel it, hear it, smell it. It’s the magic of the Earth, alive and pulsating even when it seems cold and silent, in the freezing Winter. But it’s there, ready to come to life again.
ABOUT THE STONE Iridescent Labradorite is a highly mystical and protective stone. It forms a barrier to negative energies and is a bringer of light. It raises consciousness and connects with universal energies. Labradorite stimulates intuition and psychic gifts, calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing up new ideas. It helps contemplation and introspection. It brings messages from the uncionscious mind to the surface and facilitating their understanding. It strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It is indicated through change, because it imparts strength and perseverance. (from "The Crystal Bible - a definitive guide to crystals" by Judy Hall; Godsfield Press)
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