Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Forces of Nature

Photo copyright Wings, 2014; all rights reserved.

Today at The NDN Silver Blog, it's a brand new showpiece

Of course, the piece itself is only a part of it, but it's absolutely spectacular. The rest ain't bad, either.

So come and learn about metamorphic rock, about staurolite, about azurite and malachite, about elements and symbols and forces of Nature and how Wings ties them all together in one incredible piece of art.

Shares from the post itself, and from the main page, are very, very much needed.


Also, too:  "Go away."

#stalker #fakeshaman #racistculturalappropriator #fedup

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Treasures, But No Fairy Tales

Photo copyright Wings, 2014; all rights reserved.

Okay, so some folks associate it with fairy tales.  We take you to another level.

It's Turquoise Tuesday at The NDN Silver Blog, and today, it's an exploration of what is known as Sleeping Beauty turquoise. As always, we walk you through the thumbnail version of the history, leaven it with some of the old stories and symbolism, and finish it off with some really incredible imagery. It's worth taking a look just for the photos alone — not only the silverwork, but the very stones themselves.

Please share with all your networks, on- and offline: both the post itself and the main page.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Inventory Notes

Photo copyright Wings, 2014; all rights reserved.

There are some newly-available pieces on the Web site. 

Not new pieces, although I'll be posting one of those soon, too. These are pieces that had been marked "Reserved" as a favor to people who wanted to buy them. With one exception (and this is someone who discussed reserving an item with me just last week and has made arrangements, so that piece is safe), all of the others have just been returned to available inventory.

Some of these have been reserved, literally, for months. We can't afford to keep merchandise off the market when even partial payment is not forthcoming in an at-least-somewhat-timely fashion. We're actually very understanding about this sort of thing; we've worked with people over some very long periods so that they can get the pieces they want. But we can't hold things indefinitely with no contact and no deposit or partial payment of any sort.

So, a few items are once again available for sale: items in the Necklaces, Pins, and Rings Galleries, and a photograph from Wings's recent show. If you were interested in one of these, now's a good time to snap it up.

Lines of Demarcation

Photo copyright Wings, 2014; all rights reserved.

That's the topic of today's post at The NDN Silver Blog. It's a musing on what a threshold is, what we think the word means, what it represents culturally and how and whether to cross it, what it means if we don't.

It's also a highlight of a photo with some really rich depth and texture, the kind that makes you want to touch it.

Take a look. If you like it, or even if it just makes you think, please share it via the social-media buttons at the bottom of the post itself, and at the bottom of the main page.


[And probably not around much online again today. My to-do list keeps growing, while my time and other resources keep shrinking, so I'll be juggling while running.] 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Ice Chronicles: Sand Colic, Second Phase

Photo copyright Wings, 2014; all rights reserved.

Yeah, no, that's not mud. 

Although all this little sharp shiny-looking bits? That is sand. More precisely, silicates, particulate matter. Very sharp. Very lethal to a horse's gut.

That — and another pile of virtually identical size and composition — is what Ice left on the ground yesterday.

He'd been doing so well. No colicky episodes. No posturing. No discomfort. Eating and drinking normally. He'd even put on a little weight again. Passing absolutely normal-looking manure in size and shape (with plenty of sand still present, of course, but that's to be expected). We thought he was out of the woods, finally. 

Chickens, hatch, count.

Storm and Fire [Ice May Come Later]

Photo copyright Wings, 2014; all rights reserved.

Today at The NDN Silver Blog, it's a continuation of our exploration of elemental powers, this time once again through the lens of fire, but also of storms of all kinds.

Where yesterday's post focused largely on more practical elements like materials and mineralogy, today's emphasis is squarely on the symbolic.

Go take a look; it's worth it just to see the photo alone. And please share via the social-media buttons at the bottom of the post itself, and at the bottom of the main page.

[And if I have time later, I'll throw in an update here on Ice. Ice the horse, not ice the stone or the metaphor.]