What a crazy month March has been so far! You know, when I was laid off last December, I never anticipated having so little time for things. Although, I suppose having found twenty more ways to spend my time might have something to do with it. I’ve spent the last two weeks working with photography, mostly, visiting the zoo and, most importantly, the comforting butterfly house, and losing myself in imagery. I’ve attempted to sketch, though without yielding any measurable results these days. And I’ve worked on a few pieces of jewelry, including a circlet still in construction.
But one thing I’m never sure to bypass is my Year of Jewelry Project’s weekly themes. This week’s theme was “Aquamarine Color or Stone”, which was remarkably easy in comparison to previous weeks. So, to push myself in ways to which I’m not usually prone, I decided to make something small. Something delicate. It’s not to everyone’s tastes, these massive pendants or necklace creations of mine, so it’s important to me to stretch myself to work more within the confines of a manageable size and create something lovely with…. well…. less.
Sometimes simplicity is as masterful as a thousand things complex.
This pendant, available for viewing here, was inspired by nature and the budding signs of Spring, with gentle curving coils of wire gathered in a leaf or petal shape. There are variations to enjoy with the design as well, such as simplifying the finished look further by removing the briolette tear drop, and easily converted to earrings by adding a simple ear wire.
And now that I’ve fulfilled this week’s project obligation (and challenge), I must be off to continue to point out to my husband that I’m always right and he’s always wrong and he should truly just listen to me more and do whatever say. We’d not have a flat on our car right now to deal with if he had. Humph.
Good night and happy weaving everyone!