Friday, September 17, 2010

Acorns & Virginia

Liz just emailed me this photo.  She and her boss have been working on this piece for me.  The ivory acorn on the right is one I found at the flea markets in Paris.  It's SUCH a little treasure!  The top unscrews and it holds a small thimble.

Through a huge process I won't profess to understand, Liz and Erik were able to cast my ivory acorn and to reproduce it in sterling silver.  And the original is still in perfect shape, which just amazes me because it's so very light and fragile.  The extra pieces on the top and the bottom of the silver acorn are called sprews (I'm truly not sure of the spelling).  They will be filed off and made smooth.

I know the next question I'll be getting from Liz and Erik will be "how many do I want" and as much as I'd like to ask for 3,462, I'll have to contain my excitement and ask for five or six.  Sterling silver isn't cheap!

I left this morning around 8:30 for Virginia.  As I posted about earlier this week, Lori Brechlin's show is tomorrow.  It took me 4 1/2 hours to get down to Charlottesville.  I stopped in a couple of antique shops this afternoon and am now in my hotel room thinking about what I'd like to order from room service for dinner.  And I'm reading the best book by Jodi Picoult.  If you haven't read any of her books, get one!  They're fabulous!  There's something so decadent about staying in a hotel by yourself.  I can be as lazy as I'd like, read, sleep, play on my laptop, text Liz and Art.....how fun!

Can't wait to get to Lori's tomorrow morning and set up my booth for her show!  Hope to see you there!

2 comments:

Christine Crocker said...

Dear Kathy,

Your little ivory acorn is such a precious little thing. I'm amazed that they could make a mold from it and it's still perfect.

Acorns are one of my very favorite little treasures to look for.

Will you be making jewelry with the silver ones cast from it?

I love your new adventure in making your jewelry~always so lovely. I'm looking at them all the time and daydreaming of the perfect one just for me.

Have a great time at your show tomorrow, wish I could be there.
and enjoy your hotel room...I know how lovely that feels!

Christine

dannysutton said...

Kathy, it was so good to see you in Virginia. Your jewelry is so beautiful. I can not thank you enough for the friendship and support you have given my wife and me. It meens a great deal to us both.

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