Thursday, April 7, 2011

...everybody must get stoned!

The meaning of this refrain in the chorus of Bob Dylan's Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 is a topic of much debate...is it a reference to an altered state by means of drugs or alcohol or maybe it is meant in the biblical sense of stoning as a punishment or even very possibly a more obtuse and abstract personal referral to the critical reviews on Dylan's move from acoustic to electric guitars and performances...

Whatever the intended meaning, the raucous song was a top ten hit in the "high" flying mid-sixties and for many to this day will bring on visions of mug tapping merriment and the desire to sing along to without any care to whether one sings on key or not...the whole musical arrangement and vocals of the recorded performance were off key anyway.

But...I didn't really start this post to talk of music...I'm here to sing the praises of our very talented SATeam jewelry artists...and everyone must get stoned...with stone from the earth, cut and polished to highlight their beautiful colors and other properties. So I have put together a small representation of how some of our team members have incorporated stones in to works of art to adorn any women....

Ava Designs: Poppy Jasper





ShinyAdornments: Red Jasper


CatsWire Ocean Jasper

Elegance and Sparkles: Turquoise
Northern Girl: Kyanite


Wickwire: Plume Agate


Azoho: Sonora Sunrise


AMDesignsbyAngela: Mica Stone Jasper

The Starving Artists Mother’s Day Giveaway Event is on now! What are we giving away? Three gift certificates that can be used towards the purchase of jewelry from any of the participating team members! See this post for the complete list of participating shops, and to find out how to enter.


Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Starving Artists jewelry Team, the SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com and here on ArtFire.

14 comments:

DawninCal said...

Groovy!

Not sure which blows my mind most - the beauty of the stones or the talent of the SATeam.

You ladies rock!

mcstoneworks said...

What gorgeous stones. Love Ava's poppy jasper - exquisite.

ShinyAdornments said...

wow... what a gorgeous selection!

Kristy
Simply Shiny Blog

Cat said...

What a great mix ... stones can be so addictive!

Jeanne/J3Jewelry said...

What wonderful selections. Any woman would love to have these pieces in their collection.

Ava said...

This post ROCKS! Amazingly talented team!

Love, love, love the stones!

Koolbraider said...

How about the little known additional lyrics never recorded by Dylan (or so the story goes): "Send the stones to me...include the pendants and everything else..." Okay, so maybe that wasn't quite true but sounds like a good idea. My address is...

galadryl said...

Really beautiful selection.

BeadSire said...

I love stones, these are all beautiful.

Heather said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous stones!

If I had to pick a favorite, it would be Northern Girl's Kyanite- magnificent color!

EleganceandSparkles said...

I'm all for getting stoned by SATEAM!! You rock! Okay, I've run out of bad puns.

Bonnie said...

Stones rock! You have showcased some brilliant examples.

Nancy said...

Wow, I've missed a lot since my hard drive died. What a beatiful collection of wearable art.

Stacie @ azoho.com said...

Wow- this rocks! Mother Earth is a brilliant artist. She sure makes pretty rocks. ;-)