i made this necklace yesterday.
(pardon the dorky selfie)
the stone is Agate.
you have to see it in person to understand how spectacular it is.
i fell in mad, deep love with this stone when i saw it. i thought it would make a fabulous necklace. for someone else.
(not for me. purple is not my color.)
the way it is with me and rocks – i really fucking love them.
i’m not an expert on the “healing qualities” of stones.
i just think rocks are incredibly badass.
i dig on their flaws – their textures and markings, colors, shapes, and curves.
the fact that they come from the sweet, dirty earth.
(which makes them full of crazy awesome energy, to be sure.)
when a rock catches my eye, it’s like it’s saying; “hey, come check me out! aren’t I fly? don’t you wanna work with this?”
and yes. yes i do.
this lovely bowl is where i keep some of my stones. it sits on the desk by my computer, so i get to look at it often.
i hardly ever sit down with the specific goal of making something.
more often, it’s that i’m sitting here, and a rock will start pulling my energy so hard that i’m paying more attention to it than my computer or paperwork or whatever.
and before i know it, i’m deeply engrossed in the process of figuring out what to do to make it wearable and awesome.
take yesterday morning: i was having a solo dance party at my desk (to the song i can’t stop listening to), and that particular Agate was looking right at me
being tempting as hell.
so, in i dove. and the piece came together in that auspicious-feeling-sorta-way when things just come together.
as soon as i started working with the stone, i knew the piece was for Oya.
i don’t love purple, but She does.
when it was finished, i immediately put it on.
it hangs at my sternum, between my boobs. just where i like it.
it hasn’t come off since.
and damn if it doesn’t feel pretty fucking good on me ;]
the real juice is what happened today – i spontaneously created the most elegant necklace i’ve ever made.
100% Oya inspired.
i think it’s a new chapter in jewelry making.
and ya Oya!
ps – i’ll share the new piece with you one of these days, when the mood strikes. and probably also on facebook.