It's cold and blustery here, there's still tons of snow on the ground (which has been lying there long enough to turn brown and icky) and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. Darn it. So, in my usual state of denial, I'm closing my eyes, covering my ears and thinking firmly about spring.
Here's a new, simple piece for your review. Although it doesn't really look like one, it's inspired by dream catchers, those Native American pieces that resemble elaborate, embellished webs. As a child growing up in Oklahoma, I always loved the idea that dream catchers (which are to be hung above the bed) sift through the sleeper's dreams, catching the bad dreams and allowing the good dreams to pass through the center to slide down the (sometimes elaborately) woven beads and feathers onto the dreamer.
So the feather pendant in this necklace is a wish for good dreams. The slices of Sleeping Beauty turquoise (as in the SO's birthday giveaway necklace) represent the sky. White quartz suggests the propitious dreams. I finished the piece with cream silk cord and a sterling silver toggle clasp by Robert Jennick (the end caps are also by him). A nice piece for spring, right? Now if only I could dream of warmer weather - that would be a good dream.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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