I always love knowing the meaning behind things or knowing what the artist was thinking at the time they loved making the piece. I guess thats why I'm enthralled with art History and the Humanities. So I thought I'd have jewelry day and share a little bit about what I think when I make things. I love when pieces have a story. I'm also going to take a picture of my Jewelry collection and tell you a little bit about each piece and why I like it. Ive thought about doing this for a while. I would've loved to know why my grandma wore what she wore -why something was her favorite ect. See the random thoughts I think of while scrubbing my bathrooms.
This piece believe it or not was inspired by an apricot. It went to a Bride whos having a Halloween reception- COOL EH! so Anyways Keshia had me try out this new thing in Calgary called spud.ca- Basically you type in an amount you want to spend on fresh and local produce in a month- and they bring it in a rubbermaid container to your house once a week- or once every two weeks- I was hooked on free delivery. It felt so insanely good to me getting fresh produce. I could taste the difference in my food and felt so healthy. So when I made this piece thats what I was thinking about the freshness of the apricot. You check out spud- Im sold!- you ca even de-check the veggies and fruits you dont like or like more- that means more pomegranites and no green beans for me :)This piece was actually inspired by a swan. I was thinking about people in my life that seem to be going through some tough`things in life. I think about how I look at them and how they almost glow because of all their strength and the learning process they are going through. Reminded me of a swan-the ugly duckling who becomes the swan through much tribulation come beautiful things. This piece is going to a Mother of the Bride next week in Georgia.
on the lines of the swan Ive kind've been into birds latley and this one reminded me of a little bird learning to fly. These have been popular flower girl headbands and props for newborn shoots. Which is funny Cause I made them for adults- you never know what someone else might think of. It really is amazing the people that convo me and are like I was thinking this and this..and to make what they saw in there head is a fun challenge sometimes- I love the creative process.
In my dreams if I coud so I think it would be a blast to be on project runway- But is it sad I love the challenges where they have to make a dress out of post it notes or something from a hardware store more than the actual fabric challenges?
so calming country relaxing. I actually made this piece into a garter for a girl last week.- Such a cute idea to incorporate something blueThis is another garter I made for a peacock themed wedding- but while I was making it I thought about how unfair it is that the girl peacocks dont get to have the pretty feathers- I mean they are the girls- Then I put the white rosettes on and Was like oh I Get it They are beautiful in their own clean way next to their colorful mate- opposites attract- I thought this piece was pretty neat when all was finished.
This last piece was a custom bridal order. I'm a sucker for Brides- I know its the most important day to them in the world. So To make a piece for a Bride is a huge deal to me. I want it to be exactly what they want. I love how this piece took on the Vintage feel she wanted without being to fussy . You should've seen how beautiful her dress was. She getting married in the spring and she promised shed e-mail me pictures. This piece made me think about My own wedding day and that feeling of awe you feel the entire day- almost floating.
What Inspires you lately?