Inspiration.…my favorite flower in the universe, beautifully captured by multitalented friend Michaela Dawn…..
And the shawl pin I created for my friend Jennifer’s fiber challenge contest…you can actually WIN one of these by entering via the website for Jen’s yarn shop: Northeast Fiber Arts. There are a bunch of different creative challenges there ( I think 5) and different kinds of prizes…The contest is being run via the portal for ‘KNITS’ magazine, and I believe there is a way to enter the creative challenges on their newsletter links too…
If you are interested, you can check out my web archives to see this piece in process. There is a photo of it still in its wax form, and there are more shots of it in my shop so you can get a better sense of scale. I try hard to get a sense of movement,vibrancy and flow with my work. Translating a picture in my mind to a piece of jewelry,that still has to function in a certain way is the challenge….
It feels good to have this done, and I am so happy with it!…to be honest, when Jen approached me about participating in her series of contests by offering one of the prizes, I was just going to send a pair of earrings her way….I didn’t think there would be a market for such a thing, but Jen kept telling me that knitters love them and think of them as “sweater jewelry”. That comment just stuck in my head for some reason. I sat down at my bench one day at the beginning of summer to do something ELSE ( truly dear readers!) and this is what came out of my hands!…
Lesson: sometimes you just have to flow with the universe!
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