Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wine Country



She gave the car a little more gas coming out of a gentle curve in the road, and laughed as the wind whipped her hair across her face. On both sides of the road were vineyards as far as the eye could see; rows and rows of grapes, winding their way up and around the gentle hills.

In the spring and summer, the vines were green; but now the leaves that were left were red and brown. The grapes had been harvested, and the new vintage celebrated. Just a few weeks ago, the roads had been clogged with tourists drinking their way through the Harvest Wine Weekend; today it was completely empty and hers alone.

Another perfect day.

© 2009 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Copper, crystals, seed beads. Hand fabricated. This piece won a Design of Distinction in the Use the Muse III competition.

19 comments:

Lisa Atchison - Touch of Glass Designs said...

Cynthia, that is one stunning creation!! You are so talented, in design and craftsmanship. Truly amazing!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Don't you just love perfect days!!!

Your creation is simply gorgeous...

If that is your hand, may I ask how you work with your nails??? Since I began making jewelry three years ago I can't keep nails...they get in the way and break all the time!!! :0)
Cheers

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

It is my hand, but those are not my nails. They are stuck on with double-sided tape! My nails are quite short and rather ragged.

IrynaHamilton said...

Outstnding work!! I've seen it in Use the Muse III! congratulations!!

coco006 said...

hooooo it's very very beautiful !
congratulations !
and happy holidays ;D

Kokopelli said...

I wondered about the nails, too! ;-) And that is a stunning piece!

Yaicla said...

oHHHHH!me he quedado impresionada de que la he visto,es preciosa,me ha recordado a las serpientes cuando se enroscan ,pero sin duda tu joya es mucho mas hermosas que ellas.
Un trabajo impresionante.

Mikki said...

Awesome!!!! That is totally fabulous. You go girl! And you cracked me up about the nails...I need to invest in some false ones too.

mclainjewelry said...

AMAAAAAAAAAAZING!!!

Bright Circle said...

This one... wow. Really. Rare do I see amazing bracelets like this.

Jane Of Handmade Jewelry Club said...

Is it a bracelet? Your creation is so extraordinary! Very creative.

Can I feature your creation in www.handmade-jewelry-club.com?

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

It's a bracelet with rings attached. It's my interpretation of a hand flower bracelet.

Cynthia

Quienlodira said...

Bellisimo!!!!!

La Roca Gallery said...

Hi I just came across your blog,and first of all let me say: your artwork is amazing!

And I was wondering, do you teach the less fortunate? For all of us that not naturally have this talent? Do you have any tutorials?

Thank you so much for sharing it with the rest of the world... :D

rocio-nolasco@hotmail.com

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

Thank you! Yes, I do offer tutorials in my Etsy store:

Jewelry Tales on Etsy

cabbingrough said...

Wow, this piece is just amazing. The design and colors are fantastic!

Goddess Findings said...

This is the most gorgeous piece....thank you--love your blog!! Will be back for sure--I agree wholeheartedly about jewelry having stories....they run quite deep sometimes!

Monica said...

Wow che creazione meravigliosa!!!
...e tu sei bravissima!!!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!