lately i've been working on the last details of a small new moonstone line (take a peek at the new Hecate ring here) that incorporates many of my classic designs with my beloved moonstone thanks in part to the immensely positive response i had to this very first piece in the collection. i am also working on releasing more collaborative pieces with artist Paul Romano, including a new planchette design.
last year i made a big move in many ways in my life, literally rupturing what was "normal", to move into a loft on my own ( with diego of course. ) this transition became a kind of metamorphosis, i offered myself a second chance at living a new life and i took it without looking back. this sort of rupture marked me in many ways, one of them being a period of stasis here on this blog as well as a kind of slow churning of new ideas for new jewels. i am teeming with them, always, but it has only been over the last couple of months working on the moonstone line that i have been drawn out of this deep sleep.
something about the dark anxiety of these photos by artist michaela knizova feels like this season in my life. i have found myself to be more brave in the sharing of my life (evidenced through my IG feed) but also a bit more quiet, as there is more joy, more freedom in my day to day life. despite all of this, i am still coming to terms with my melancholy personality, there is gloominess here but there is also so much light. there is a daily struggle that i believe shows through in my jewel work, a push and pull of this darkness/lightness.
i am feeling both grateful and anxious & look forward to sharing my (& our) new pieces with you here soon.