Monday, August 10, 2009

The Talisman: Hope Earrings Properly

"Meh," she said tiredly. Shoulders slumped, arms curled around her drawn-up knees, she was the perfect dictionary definition of 'dejected' and 'discouraged'.

He touched her shoulder lightly as he settled down to sit beside her. "It'll pass. Trust me. Might take a little time, but you'll get through this. You're tough. And I'm here for you, whenever you need me."

She gave him a sidelong glance. "Promise?"

He took her hand and squeezed it reassuringly. "Promise."

Talisman: Hope Earrings: 20ga and 28ga artistic wire, stainless steel balled headpins, antique blue glass seed beads, Miyuki teardrop beads, lacquered paper on shell. RM40

The Talisman: Hope earrings grew out of a period of extreme creative dryness; it was a Marc Cohn song called 'Thunderbird' that set the mental images running and resulted in my first attempt at making word/text charms.

The colour scheme was an important part of the project: silver artistic wire for the proverbial silver lining of every cloud, blue for the lovely blue of the sky that reminds one to look up and beyond one's problems every now and again. The clear teardrop beads reminded me exactly of bubbles - fragile, iridescent, just like the beginnings of hope.


Life for Beginners said...

Talismans for tough people, like you and me, no? Come what may, we'll make it


Deryn Mentock said...

I LOVE the color scheme...brown, teal and silver. I hope you're out of your sure looks like it!