Monday, March 10, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I love this ring and how Simona Canino has managed to blend amethyst, mirror mosaic and smalti here. What else can I say other than PERFECT. And some info about the meaning of the word *amethyst* from Wikipedia:
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the Ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος methustos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.
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Monday, February 17, 2014
|image credit Jane Perkins - http://www.bluebowerbird.co.uk/info.htm|
Here's one of my favourite paintings "remade" by Jane Perkins, an artist who makes mosaics using a variety of materials. What a gifted artist!