Wednesday, September 16, 2009


"Hope" is the thing with feathers --


That perches in the soul --

And sings the tune without the words --
And never stops -- at all --


And sweetest -- in the Gale -- is heard --
And sore must be the storm --


That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm --


I've heard it in the chillest land --

And on the strangest Sea --
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb -- of Me.

~Emily Dickinson

we all have wings




Oh wow! These are all so beautiful Ruth, but I think "hope" has to be my favourite


ps. you may love the natural dyeing I did with blackberries - the results are just your shade of plummy mauve!

Sandi lei said...

Oh Ruth- These are amazing. LOVE the details!

Patti G. said...

Ruth, every piece is stunnig!!!!!!!
Sending hugs,Patti

Stephanie Lee said...

That red!!! Is that the stunning velvety exquisiteness of the ruby quartz? (my current favorite)
ALl of these pieces are beautiful - stunning!!

sherry ♥ lee said...

I am all about "hope" and I love that Dickinson poem. You've captured it beautifully and these pieces you have created are not just beautiful they are soulful.

Mary Green said...

Each piece is more beautiful than the last, thank you so much for showing these.

Kelly said...

girl, you have been busy! i love the first piece with the rubies and Watermelon Tourmaline. yummo! those girls are going to snatch these right off your table tomorrow.

Mieke said...

Wow, georgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

those necklaces are fabulous!!! it, too, enjoy the poetry of emily dickinson.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh Ruth Your post are always the best. Another great one for you .." So Fall asleep My love , loved by me, for I know Love I am loved by thee.. E browning. She was the queen of love poems !! Miss You, it was so great to hang with you .You had so much wise advice thanks soo much for sharing it with me. hugs julie

Leslie said...

i love your work! it is so inspiring! and i love emily's quote on hope. i made an art doll on the subject, too.

Babsarella said...

These pieces are stunning and I especially love the last one. Your work is truly inspiring!

Danielle Muller said...

hey girl! lovely pieces! come check out my blog...some fun pics from the event!

danielle said...

Ruth this is the most beautiful pieces ever!!! Oh by the way the reason I don't have pictures of myself is because most of the time I am behind the camera and second the typical answer not crazy of the way I look these days. I promise I will try and take a few photos of me for the blog. You are one talented girl :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the quote -- it goes so well with the beautiful jewelry you've created. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Judy said...

Wow loveee, they are all so gorgeous

Lille Diane said...

I wrote down "hope is the thing with feathers". Like an angels wings, hope flutters around us as long as we keep the window open for frequent visitations.

Exquisite work!

paperbird said...

Lovely post and the jewelry so pretty- the joyful makes my heart twitter!

June said...

You have been busy! I loved all of your pieces.