When it comes to opinions my Muse has a mind of her own.
Was it really thirty years ago since my first Tucson gem show? Yikes! Time flies when you're making art!
Long ago and in a galaxy far away, I found an amazing specimen. Tourmaline within crystal. The vendor claimed it was a stalagmite. Or a stalactite. I don't remember. Up or down, can we ever be sure?
I saw living veins suspended beneath translucent skin.
Not long after, I gathered up twigs from my back yard and had them cast in sterling. I arranged and soldered them together because their delicate shape seemed to compliment the deep green tourmaline pulsing within the crystal. I added two more faceted tourmalines which I set in gold.
Something New: Here is the original pin, now repurposed and suspended from three strands of green freshwater and keshi pearls and brushed silver beads. 32" length which can be double wrapped to 16".The clasp was crafted from a scrap of reticulated silver that I've had in my storage bin for years. I fashioned it to resemble a leaf.