CLAIMED BY A DELIGHTFUL SOUL!!
When travel looms bright on my horizon, I like to finish a project and wait until I get home to reveal it.
Depending on the level of obsession I have about a piece, it can make me feel like I am howling at the moon, mid-day on a Sunday.
This process teaches me patience, tempers my desire to get on a bullhorn and shout from the tallest hill "I did it! I dreamt it and made it!!",
and it gives me something to look forward to when I get home.
To use the word excited seems pale when I think about this necklace...
I began making it when I was having a tough day
and cut by cut, feather by feather I could feel wind gathering under my sadness
and lifting my heart
to higher ground:
it was heavenly from the start.
This necklace sings a song of redemption and grace,
a nearly religious hymn to all things earthy, sensual and divine...
It is comprised of sterling and fine silvers, copper, real turquoise, thread, veggie tanned tooling leather and elk hide in a warm mustard yellow, soft side against your heart.
And yes, like so many pieces that have stunned me with their finished beauty, I cried when I gazed upon its form.
I am not going to list this piece in the shop straightaway: I want to give me readers first dibs:
I feel it belongs to a specific woman whose face is still a mystery to me.
What I do know is that she loves wings, has strong faith in something bigger than
all this earthly claptrap and knows the pathway to her own bliss.
If you are she,