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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Winter Solstice in the Desert


Joshua Tree National Park, CA
I took a trip to the desert last week which happened to be Winter Solstice and a huge, full moon. I can't even begin the describe how beautiful and perfect it was. Both eye opening and jaw dropping gorgeous. 

At a glance the desert appears dry and lifeless but once you soften your view and relax you'll see it's teeming with life and magic. 
 
Just back home yesterday I wanted my next creation to reflect the colors, look and feel of the desert. Prickly plants, enormous rock formations, sandy earth, tall grasses, Joshua trees...
Joshua Tree Park, CA
 It's funny because I have always considered myself more of a mountain girl. But I've discovered that I truly love the desert, and I hope I am fortunate enough to go back one day.
Sterling silver earrings feature: disk charms- mill rolled with fabric, Agate stones dangling on ball tipped pins, Handcrafted ceramic beads and green Grossular Garnet gemstones, hand forged ear wires. 

may Peace and Love be with you in the new year and always! 

http://www.artandsouljewelry.com/

14 comments:

  1. Cindy, the earrings do what you had hoped, and they're wonderful! I love the fabric textured disks! Thank you for sharing a bit of your time in the desert. You've sparked a desire to visit a desert park someday. Living in the midwest, I've seen very little of any desert, no more than driving through many years ago. :) Great earrings! Happy New Year to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you Norbel! Happy new year to you!

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  2. Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing. And oh my, your earrings. They definitely reflect the desert. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the combination of ceramic, semi precious stones and silver. And your wire work is so neatly done. And someone else was quicker than me...they are sold out already. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you Janine! Happy new year to you!

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  3. I usually spend winters in Joshua Tree, but this year I couldn't make it with my old beat down van(The good news is that I am wintering in Asheville, NC and it is extremely artscentric - inspiration everywhere!)

    Glad that you, too, found tha magic that is the desert in Joshua Tree. It is a very special place.

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    1. Thank you Terrie! I'm glad you mentioned artscentric. This place had lots of that vibe, yes! I would live there... if given the chance. Happy new year to you!

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  4. Gorgeous earrings. They definitely capture the colors and the essence of the landscape. I grew up in a desert area of AZ and I love what you said about softening your view to notice that it is full of life and magic. I've always felt that way about the desert.

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    1. Thank you Tammy! I felt that way about AZ too. I was kind of surprised at how pretty the desert really is. Definitely an eye opener and learned something new about myself. Happy new year to you! :-)

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  5. I love the soft muted desert colors of your new earrings, Cindy---and the beautiful texture on the sterling silver disks. You have the magic touch!

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    1. Thanks so much Lynn! I appreciate that! :-*

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  6. I have always found beauty in the desert and your earrings do a great job of reflecting that beauty.

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  7. Lovely images from your trip (and your doggy, as ever!). Really love the subtle colour combination you've got here.

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    1. Thank you Claire! It's a new combo and look for me. I think I might explore it some more. :-D

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