Sunday, July 19, 2009

Blasket Stone #2

A donkey played on
The beach, never again to
Haul baskets of sand.

Here's my second necklace and earrings set, featuring a pendant created in memory of my trip to Ireland. The feature rock I picked up on the beach at Greater Blasket Island, the westernmost island in all of Europe. It's attached to a jasper and aventurine chipped foundation by sterling silver, with a sterling bead and malachite block fetish "on top."

The fetish reminded me of the donkeys we saw on the now unihabited island. They were so cute, and looked very content, grazing on the hillside. We were actually surprised to see them, thinking sheep were the only animals there. The donkeys were used to carry turf in baskets from the mountain, and sand and seaweed from the shore.

Length of the necklace: 27" long
Length of the earrings: 3" totalsee Blasket Stone series, #1


Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

The necklace and earings are gorgeous!! The photograph looks like the sort of place I love...a peaceful one!! Thanks for sharing both.
Have a great day!

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful necklace and earrings and I love the story behind them!

Dashery Jewelry said...

Beautiful necklaces and earrings! I love the pic of the donkeys! It makes me happy to think of an island populated just w/ donkeys and sheep.

Splendid Little Stars said...

The donkey photo is great--so peaceful. Your necklace and earrings are lovely. and I love the haiku!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Beautiful necklace. I especially like the carved horse fetish :-)

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