Friday, September 27, 2013

A Gift...

I was surprised to see a package waiting for me at the shop from my brother.  In it was a lovely birthday present.  Dwayne sent this open-winged cicada pendant that he made.  The wings look like a tribal filigree and would be perfect for dangling glittering gemstones from them.  Believe it or not, it's shibuichi!  Shibuichi is a copper and silver alloy and is usually cherry red, nutty brown, steely gray or even a rich  peach color.  Dwayne's finish is a warm silver with touches of iridescence.  There are flashes of beetle-shell green, bubblegum pink, and blushes of cool violet.  I'm a lucky duck to receive such a nice gift.  I am really blown away by his progress in metals and look forward to see what he makes next!

9 comments:

Sarajo Wentling said...

Wow! So very lovely!

Klassy Joolz said...

That is so beautiful!!!! You are so lucky and special from your brother!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Gorgeous piece-what a beautiful gift! Looks like you and your siblings share amazing metal smith/jewelry design talents!

AJ said...

That is so beautiful, what a wonderful gift (and even more so since it was made by your brother).

Lorelei Eurto said...

I am not surprised that the talent runs deep to your older brother too. He's MEGA talented!! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

What a special gift!

moonlitfantaseas said...

what a beautiful gift!

Shaiha said...

What a very special gift! And sure looks as though the well of talent runs deep in your family.

Lynne Suprock said...

Happy birthday. Let's solder up something in celebration!