Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Slow Dance, Just Live

I've been playing around with the resin, and combining it with the cast pewter. I wanted to have some simple words and images, but a little dressy, to look very old and yet wearable.

This square emblem reminds me of the awards that were given a long time ago during dance contests, do you remember hearing about those? This one says "SLOW DANCE" on the front, and it's a brooch. See the word "souvenir" inside it? There's a little medal inscription on the top, and a pinback on the reverse.

It could be a reminder to slow down and enjoy the dance of life, sort of a carpe diem feeling but more subtle.

I also made this decorative resin heart with the words "JUST LIVE" inside.

It has an ornate cast pewter back to finish it. It's almost three-dimensional, but because it's hollow it's still very light.

When I put together this long slender leaf and shell focal, with the words "FOLLOW STREAM" inside it, I just had to make up a necklace out of it. I used a brass green patina dragonfly with it. I suppose if you are a fishing person, this will remind you of the watery fun you enjoy, with a leaf on the top of the resin pendant and another leaf dangling from the fine silver chain links.

I'm having a lot of fun with words, with resin and with the cast metal. When they come together, things sometimes happen in magical ways, especially if you give them your own special meaning.


SummersStudio said...

I really love the words you are finding for these resin and pewter pieces. So many ways to find meaning in them. This work is wonderful.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Oh, gosh, LeAnn, thanks so much for saying that. I sometimes feel that the words are finding me ... it's almost like jewelry Scrabble. I make up the words and lay them out, and they just form up in front of me.

I'm glad you don't think that's silly or foolish!

sharon said...

This is all gorgeous Lynn!

lilibulle said...

magnifique!!! the little heart is so cuuuuuuuute!!behid too!! all is lovely , so poetic, vintage and .. awsome!!