Hot Air Balloon Collection
I live right next to a park where once a year in June, they have a hot-air balloon festival. Each morning of the festival I'm awakened before dawn to the roar of the flames of the tanks that fill the balloons with hot air.
If you have ever witnessed a hot air balloon being inflated, it is a magical experience. When dozens are being inflated at the same time, you are surrounded with the two-second roars of the flames as they pop off randomly all around you. My hubby and I would get up and go to our upstairs back deck and lean over the railing, looking around the corner of the house to see the balloons rising one-by-one into the sky above the trees that separate our neighborhood from the park.
Each balloon has its own designs. Many are just colorful patches of bright colors in a random design. Some have geometric designs and others have been creatively designed into a character or animal. It's a wonderful experience and I look forward to it every year.
When I was looking into my collection of stones that I have for making jewelry pieces, an Oregon Serpentine teardrop was lying with the pointy side down. Instantly, I flashed back to hot-air balloons. I ended up making three Hot-Air Balloon pendants with stones and fine silver. While I was at it, I used the same textures I used on the hot-air balloon pieces and I made silver teardrops and other shapes that I put into earrings and pendants. I even made a necklace pendant and earrings that have a silver teardrop with a "basket" or gondola suspended from it. This project has been so much fun!
Gaia's Song Pendants are pendants made entirely by me. I am currently working with .999 Fine Silver and .960 Sterling Silver. I love to frame beautiful semiprecious stones in silver, as well as create silver-only pendants.
Please note: Many, if not all of my Gaia Pendants may be "out on loan" to a gallery. Be sure to go back to the menu and select "Out On Loan" to see them. I can sell them to you if the gallery hasn't already sold it. Feel free to buy it online and I will let you know if it has already sold, or you can email me first at Denise@GaiasSongJewelry.com and I will contact the gallery to hold it for you if it is still available. If it has sold, I will let you know if there are any options. All pieces are unique, but some can be created again with similar textures or stones if I have them.