Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Salvage and Secure
A thick faux gem of fused dichroic glass with deep coppery sheen inside, that had been ground and wrapped in metal weeks before the hurricane Ike landfall happened.
I put it down next to these two newly patinaed copper fleur de lis charms, and the copper in the charms matched the copper gleams in the glass - they called out to be next to this chunk of fused glass.
I made this piece with the Gulf Coast in mind, how all sorts of items wash up after such a storm, battered but surviving.
It reminds me of Louisiana and southern Texas Gulf Coast communities, the hardy determination to come out on the other side and keep moving forward.
There's a spot for a chain to go through at the top, and a loop for a dangle at the bottom. I could have finished it for a necklace but decided to leave it and let someone else finish its story by adding their own elements.