Sunday, January 17, 2010
Earrings inspired by our Mother Earth, In Raku handmade lampwork beads by RadiantMind, amethyst, olive lampwork, copper and sterling wires. 2 7/8 inches Not for the faint of heart. you will be noticed in these .
This week has been a terrible demonstration of the power that lies within our Earth. We keep the people of Haiti in our thoughts and prayers as they try to put their lives back together. A lot of articles have expressed surprise for such a strong quake , as most people think of the Ring of Fire in the Pacific when they think of Earthquake danger. However earthquake scientists have been warning us about a potentially large quake since 2008 along the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault which is part of the boundary between the North American and Carribean Plates.
You are probably wondering what this has to do with Jewelry. Ok , I have mentioned before that I really like Geology, not necessarily the kind that might hurt us , but in general. One of my favorite Geology writers is John MCPhee. He has written many books about the Earth's movements. One that I am reading at moment is "Basin and Range" . This particular book describes the austere province from Eastern Utah to Eastern California.( I can feel the alkali in my mouth and nose, the sun baking me as I ponder over the ooliths.) I could spend so much time contemplating the movements of Gaia , our Mother. The earrings I present today are inspired by the layers and raw metals of our Mother, Gaia , who shelters us on her crust, sometimes quiet , but never sleeping.