Friday, June 26, 2009
Lovely Friends, Friendly Lovelies
Stacey Curry at StarHitchedWagon took one of my odd little transparent components and made a beautiful necklace with it.
When I first saw the photo she sent me, I thought it was a bracelet, but I checked it out on her Etsy site for a closer look. The bead was called "Window Scale" because it has an image of a measuring scale on the translucent window part, can you see it?
I didn't have a specific purpose for making the transparent framed pieces, I think they reminded me of the glass slides of natural wonders that gentlemen scientists used to make and collect, back in Victorian England.
The one side of it reminds me of old black leather photo albums, the kind that have the embossed designs and lettering. And the other side more like an antique picture frame.
Thanks, Stacey, for sharing your creativity and letting me know how one of my little beads grew up to be a necklace in your skillful hands!
I'm working away on a special project for a publication right now and I need the guidance for my hands, for some reason I'm low on energy and feeling very low generally. I feel like I'm letting myself down, not rising to my potential. Do you ever feel that way, like you've failed in some unspecified way, just not making the grade? Maybe like the little girl Gretel felt when she looked behind and saw that all the bread crumbs were eaten up by the birds, a little lost in a big forest.