Friday, May 20, 2011
Am I Blue
I'd been recently feeling in a bit of a creative slump, but fortunately with the encouragment of friends and family, I got back in the proverbial saddle. Of course, ordering a mailbox full of vintage items from Europe didn't hurt either, and I've been inspired all over again by their beautiful shapes and patinas. Here's just a peek at what I've been working on, including the custom 'portrait of marie' necklace I made for a very special customer in Kansas. Somehow all of these items feature the colour blue, so maybe that is a reflection of how I was feeling the previous week. How does your mood influence you?
A sweet customer of mine asked me to create a necklace for her using this wonderful Marie Antoinette bubble brooch. The milky white moonstone beads surrounding the pendant had been given to her mother by her late father and she wanted to incorporate them into the design since it was he who first introduced her to the French queen. I was so honoured to work with these special pieces and hope she loves the necklace when it arrives!
I also turned these elegant pearl drops she sent me into a simple pair of earrings as a little surprise.
Now for something blue that definitely makes me happy (not blue) - Lite Kettle Corn from Trader Joe's! Has anyone else tried this? At 110 calories a bag, it's sure to put a smile on your face.
Please stay tuned next time, mes amis, to see how an antique French postcard inspired a necklace. :)