Lorelei Eurtro is an amazing jewelry designer, a fantastic blogger and an inspiration. She teamed up with one of my favorite component designers - Jade Scott - for a really fun challenge. Jade offered 7 of her new, enamel pinwheels for the challenge and I got picked to participate! My Pinwheel is the little white one on the right.
The other bloggers chosen will have their posts up on 2/15 - go visit them!
Kate Richbourg - http://katerichbourg.blogspot.com/
Charlie Jacka- clay-space.com
Lisa Cone- http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/ - YOU ARE HERE
Shawna Tobias- http://shawnalees.blogspot.com/
Ann Rishell- http://mycriticaleye.squarespace.com/
Heidi Post- http://expostfactojewelry.blogspot.com
Lorelei Eurto- Lorelei1141.blogspot.com
As I posted a few weeks ago, I had lots of inspiration to choose from but, when it came right down to creating my piece, the massive and glorious windmills of the Coachella Valley led the way. I ALWAYS take pictures of the windmills as we drive by. The photos are always taken from the car at 65+ MPH, usually with my iPhone. But you can't take a bad pic of these other-worldly creatures. And, really, they're just giant pinwheels, right?
Our last trip out to the desert was magical. We stayed in Joshua Tree and I woke up every morning to amazing desert colors, clear blue sky, pale white clouds, and a Mars-like landscape with veins of quartz running through the stone. Jack rabbits, Scrub Jays, and lizards scurried about and fresh Bobcat tracks were next to the cabin every morning. That vision stayed with me and became this necklace.
The lampwork and enamel focal is from one of my very favorite bead makers - Shed Beads
The rabbit charm is from Jess Imports
Glass Beads from Yuki Designs
Antique Chain and Vintaj findings.