Tuesday, March 11, 2008
The Signature "S"
I'm afraid I still don't have anything new to show you of my own work, so I thought I'd show you a favorite piece from my own personal collection. Anyone familiar with Sarah Moran's work will know right away that these boro beads were made by her. In fact, however, the whole necklace is Sarah's work, including the signature "S" lampworked button that she uses on many of her finished pieces (all of her finished jewelry incorporates a signature "S", but sometimes it appears on a bead, rather than a button). In addition to beads, Sarah very occasionally sells finished jewelry. I fell in love with this necklace the minute I saw it. It is one of the few finished pieces made by a beadmaker that I own. (I also have a small collection of Navajo and Zuni jewelry - I love Native American jewelry - but that's for another time.)
On other fronts, the Short One has been going gangbusters with crayons recently. He's been so prolific with his artwork, I'm really at a loss as to what to do with it all (they do make nice art for notecards, though). Like most mothers, I always carry a few crayons in my purse for dining out and for emergencies. After the nth time searching for crayons that had rolled under the table at the SO's favorite Japanese restaurant, the Husband and I were determined to find a set of square, non-rolling, crayons. I remember that they were available during my own childhood, but I really hadn't seen them around recently. After hunting around for a while, we finally found a set of triangular crayons (made by Melissa & Doug - love that company) at a local art supply store. They are simply fab! The SO finds the new shape intriguing, and the triangular shape seems sturdier and less liable to snap than the conventional round ones. The amount of time we spend searching the floor for stray crayons during meals out has dropped by 80%. I highly recommend them for anyone with a little artist in the family.
Thanks for stopping by!