Beyond the Valley Studio Tour – just a few days away!!

May 17, 2015 | Filed under: Uncategorized

I have just come back from Tobermory – a day early.  It was so cold there and it rained all day Friday.  The weather is truly amazing and varied.  One Victoria Day week end, we were in our shorts and taking a boat cruise to Flowerpot island.  The following year, we were in winter gear with hats, gloves scarves etc.  This year, for some reason, I went unprepared and found it just too uncomfortable.  Altho today, I was given to understand, is sunny and warmer.  It still worked out for me as I now found myself with an extra day to prepare for the studio tour on Saturday.  I am, of course doing my usual, which results in last minute panicville.

Eric Ranveau is my guest again and he has a great website which shows the diversity of his work.  I am looking forward to seeing his new work as I am sure, are many others.

I will give you a sneak preview of one of my necklaces – it is a 3 strand with Arizona turquoise, aquamarine nuggets and clear quartz.  My inspiration for this was the necklace that Kate Blanchett wore to the Oscars.  It was a bib necklace,  also of turquoise, aquamarine but rather than quartz, diamonds were used.  Designed by Francesca Amfitheatrof of Tiffany Co.  It is valued at $400,000.  My design and my stones are much more modest – very, very, very modest compared to the spectacular Tiffany piece. I think that  “very” could go on indefinitely.DSCF0006

Posted by Stephanie @ 11:57 pm

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