Thursday, May 19, 2011

unseen paths, unknown choices

What would happen if you took another path? Is there a right or wrong path? Where do our choices lead us? Do we think we are travelling in a certain direction, only to find ourselves somewhere else, doing something unexpected? Has the right path ended badly, and has the difficult road lead to unexpected treasure?

Quite a few years ago I found myself on a harsh road and wondered how I got there. I didn’t choose that way at all. I had to cut away the branches and get back to the inner core of my true self. The journey pushed my creativity and reserves of strength and I began making jewellery. The path has led through forests and over mountains and been a source of continuing inspiration to me. And now I realise that I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for that difficult path.

This collection was inspired by my reflections of this journey.


I’ll be listing these pieces in my Etsy store tomorrow night.  They’ll cost a little more than my jewellery usually does, not because I’ve suddenly increased my prices but because the price of sterling silver has increased by such a lot in the last few months.   Michele x


Belinda Saville said...

Oh Michele, you have outdone yourself! These pieces are utterly divine...the malachite ring took my breath away, seriously!!

Nothing worthwhile ever came easy ;-)


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, you've done it again, Michele...each piece is exquisite! I am in awe. I'm sure it's been said somewhere, sometime...that the most worthwhile, the most beautiful, meaningful things are often forged in fire. I can see that that's true.

The first ring with the gorgeous prehnite and the spiraling frond ring are calling my name!!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning - each piece tells its own story. I love them all but the bracelet is my favorite...WOW! It's fortunate when we can realize how our journey has forged us.

DalaHorse said...

Michele.....pretty darn amazing! THRILLING!

SpiralStone said...

Belinda, Ash, Sandi and Sue, thank you so much for your lovely comments :).

Sierra Keylin Jewelry said...

I so admire your work...the layering detail, the shapes, the way its all put together is absolutely amazing! I love checking in to your blog and seeing what new creations you have offered up to the universe...Aloha!

littlecherryhill said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Work ...again!!