Sunday, September 9, 2012

Les Petites Cailloux

It has been a while since I created pieces for 'Les Petites Cailloux' series.  I picked up these wonderful pieces of chalk stone whilst roaming the coastline of north eastern England in the summer. They actually featured here in a pervious post back in July.

'Les Petites Callioux', pebble, pearl and silver, Cari-Jane Hakes 2012
I think I even surprised myself when I finished this one.  There seems to be a real harmony between all these materials - the matt surface of the pebble and the sheen of the pearl all set off and gathered together by the gleam of the silver.

'Les Petites Callioux' detail of back, Cari-Jane Hakes, September 2012
The back of the ring features a portion of a prickly forest floor plant that I can find in the pine woods that fringe the coastline here on the west coast of France.  The patination brings out the depth of the indent in the silver from the steam whilst the delicate leaves almost look like they have been drawn with a pencil by a skilled botanical illustrator!

'Les Petite Callioux', Cari-Jane Hakes, September 2012
There is a homage to Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) in the details of this piece.  She was a British sculptor, a strong pioneering woman that I admire greatly.


And so, this ring, is for a woman who likes to find her own way through life.  Facing challenges head on and taking all the grit and grime that may be thrown her way and turning in into something beautiful, wise and pure.  It's for a woman who is astounded by the beauty she finds beneath her toes and at the ends of her fingertips.

It is listed in the Etsy shop here.

Elsewhere in the Hybrid Handmade House, I put together this treasury.  A whimsical collection of favourite things that reflect a mood and a disposition of sorts.

'All Who Wander....' by hybridhandmade

are not lost


Glacier, print
$25.00

Wood Pallet Chandelier ...
$2800.00

RESERVED pocket bear / ...
$22.00

Tiny Squares for Tiny T...
$58.00

high seas fine art prin...
$24.00

2012 - mt ex-kamoi wash...
$8.20

Hand felted abstract cu...
$95.00

portrait art woman read...
$20.00

Neurons flower and robo...
$14.00

polar bear - felt plush...
$54.00

Hare cup
$10.00

Lost property - Set of ...
$6.00

prologue - epilogue (pa...
$36.00

Large Vintage Coral Spe...
$39.00

Grey Japanese Sleeves W...
$75.00

Underwater Scene Loch N...
$90.00

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