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This is a more minimalist expression of my current obsession with cairns and stacking components ... minimal, but not shy or reserved.
One of my favorite things to do with metal clay is to work with it as it's drying. It can be a challenge, but the results are so compelling, I can't resist. Perfect case in point, the round nugget at the base of this Urban Primitive Nugget Cairn ... raw layers of steel metal clay frozen during firing. Above this delicious pebble of steel, I've alternated pinched discs and cubes around a gorgeous Basha Bead topped with a cube shaped steel nugget.
This exquisite mix of elements is strung on hand-plied nylon cord, somewhat stiff at first, but softens with wear. The cord adjusts with a pair of sliding knots from 34" down to 17", a pinched steel disc at one end, a steel KVK tag at the other.
I've added a blessing wrap adjacent to one of the sliding knots. Written on the hand cut and dyed silk ribbon and lashed to the nylon cord with waxed linen - L I G A, which stands for Love, Infinite Grace and Abundance.
Lush colors and textures ... primeval, bold, minimal yet distinct, industrial yet organic, the Urban Primitive Nugget Cairn will arrive wrapped in muslin and tucked into an eco-friendly pillow box cushioned with paper excelsior, scented with rose petals all tied up with recycled sari silk ribbon.
Ready to go as an exceptional gift for yourself or an unexpected gift for someone special. And as always ... beautifully crafted, spirited, jewelry for your soul.
l i g a - kathy
love, infinite grace, abundance