In many parts of the world the use of cairns represents either a desire to mark one’s path or a creative endeavor achieving balance. Functionally, rock groupings are placed along a route to assure travelers in moments of uncertainty that they’re going the right direction. Carefully stacked rocks of all different shapes and sizes are arranged into harmonious balance. Symbolically, they can represent the achievement of us fitting together our many disparate parts, or a successful alignment or limning – providing guidance, hope, or confidence in one’s chosen path – essentially leading us in the right direction. They also give us an opportunity to simply take a breath and appreciate the creativity and beauty surrounding us.
This is the inspiration behind one of the new lines I’ve created – Cairns – featuring smooth pebble-like faceted gemstones suspended from delicate gold ear wires and chains. The gemstones, with their smooth faceted pebble-like surfaces have a lovely tactile quality while providing a beautiful subtle shine.
More info on the new line soon!
THREE years ago this month, I began http://www.5050LIGHT.com to document embarking on a yearlong project of art collaborations in celebration of my upcoming 50th birthday.
TWO years ago this month, I ended my final post of the project, wrapping up that yearlong endeavor.
ONE year ago this month, on the way to Tucson, my path veered off in a different direction… (see upcoming post)
This month, 5050LIGHT.com reemerges as the new home for creative, artistic, noteworthy and/or informative offerings – both personal and professional – within my sphere of influence. I hope you find it an interesting and useful resource. Please feel free to send me your feedback.
Welcome back, and ENJOY!
TUCSON, BABY. (And, HEY, VALENTINE. * SPECIAL SALE Feb 10-13th*)
I just returned fr a weeklong buying trip in Tucson, Arizona where – every early February – one of the largest groups of gem dealers, suppliers, designers, buyers from around the world convene for a multi-location convention. And oh what a convention it is…
Imagine a multitude of football fields with endless rows of tables packed tip-to-toe with every type of gem and jewelry item imaginable from around the globe, spread out across the city of Tucson. With over 45 separate shows, the largest show alone is almost 200,000SF (or aprox 4 football fields).
This week, I’ll begin showcasing a small selection of beauties I found while in Tucson – handmade treasures fr Nepal, Turkey, and Vietnam – available for purchase by appointment.
Gemstone Earrings $50 – $180 Gemstone Rings $90 – $300 Gemstone Pendants $90 – $250, specialty lg $850 Bracelets $45 – $75
(Pssss… Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday – for those of you with romantic ideas as yet unfulfilled!)
Friday, FEB 10th ~ Saturday, FEB 11th ~ Sunday, FEB 12th ~ Monday FEB 13th ~ call for an appt 415.235.1551
I’m looking forward to sharing these special items with you!