Monday, December 29, 2008

With Wings as Eagles

But those who wait on The Lord
Shall renew their strength
They shall mount up with wings as eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint
~Isaiah 40:31

This is the first in a series of posts I plan to do that includes works I've done that are directly inspired by spiritual themes...I included this one some time ago on my jewelry blog, but wanted to add it here as well:)

When I first looked at this incredible stone, I thought it could represent an eagle or a dove...I was walking through a very tough time when this was created, and the words of the ancient Hebrew prophet spoke to me in the strength of this stone...I chose eagle!

Sometimes the most difficult thing in wire wrapping a natural element is to simply stay out of the way of God's handiwork. I just kept it simple and let the beauty of the natural design speak for itself.

I have this listed in my shop Thyme2dream Etsy.

ABOUT THE STONE: Chinese Writing Stone (aka Porphory) is usually cut to feature its inclusions of Andalusite Crystals against the Black Limestone matrix. These often have a Chinese character look to them, which gives the stone its common name. In this rare cut, the bead is finished so that the matrix with crystals is seen a bit at the top and on the sides, and the beautiful red shape is allowed to shine as the focal point of the piece.


  1. I am so blessed by what you have written here! I just started ablog, mostly to encourage myself with admonitions to rejoice in the Lord, NO MATTER WHAT~ it is good to find fellow worshipper/artists! We too welcome others who are of different faith and opinion to comment ,we all grow from thinking things through! hope to hear more from your heart,Kimi