Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Storm Clouds

Storm Cloud Earrings

When the clouds begin to build and turn darker and darker gray, many would find their mood turning as gloomy as the sky, but not me. I find the energy of the storm somehow refreshing and stimulating. Furious rain and wind somehow tap into my creative core and ideas begin to swirl about, ripe for elaboration. My gray birds eye rhyolite earrings reflect that frantic force of the swelling storm with their natural edges and soft gray and green markings.

I have a weakness for this stone in its red/brown variation and was pleasantly surprised to find out that it has other color combinations that are equally appetizing. These stones in soft gray and celadon green are luscious mirrored images. Wrapping the stones part way with darkened copper wire, I decided to finish the wrapping with pale green waxed Irish linen cord and complementing seed beads.

Gloria Ewing

Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry
Chrysalis Too on Etsy


  1. Love love love the addition of the cording!!! And yes, that is a gorgeous stone.

  2. Love love love these earrings too :) Gorgeous stones, colors and the cording takes them over the top. LOVE! :)

  3. I too love rhyolite but haven't bought any for a long time. Your earrings are beautiful.

  4. These are beautiful. I love how you've wrapped them. That green is a favorite of mine.

  5. Definitely beautiful stones and really like the addition of the cording.

  6. I love the storms too! As long as no one gets hurt, you know. But yes the wind has a great energy that can really be refreshing. Love the stones you've used and how you've added the fibers at the top. Really softens the look and adds some complementary color. Beautiful!

  7. I too LoVe storms! But unfortunately I live in the desert in SoCal and we don't get much rain/clouds ) - : Your earrings are wonderful--I too luv the cording.