Thank you Honey Bees!
I just want to start by THANKING ALL OF YOU, for you wonderful comments on yesterday's post. Although it was only my intention to make people realize the reasons for why I do what I do, it was so nice to hear your love and support! This whole topic, especially regarding designers copying published work, is making me realize that a discussion needs to be had- It's coming to my attention that a lot of people don't really understand what is good etiquette when being inspired by what they see in books and magazines. I'm thinking of different ways to approach it without sounding all preachy. I am not copyrights lawyer, but I do have strong opinions of what is copying and what is inspiration.
Anyhoo, I also want to say THANK YOU to all of you who purchased something from my Etsy shop yesterday! I am totally shocked at how many sales came in yesterday, and am sooooo very appreciative! I am thrilled that some of these pieces will be going to new homes, and can be worn, and loved! I am sending out all of my orders today, cuz that's the kind of obsessive compulsive seller I am. The sale continues til Sunday. Last night I added a few more things that I found laying around the studio. View the shop here.
After packing up all my orders last night, I sat down and felt inspired to create this bracelet. It was a completely random design, and started with the pewter Green Girl LOVE link. Slowly hand-picking out things from my stash that flowed well with each of the other components, wasn't as hard as you think it might be. The Ceramic bee connector was one of my Bead Fest finds, from Joan Miller Porcelain. Then the dotted heart from Gaea was wire wrapped with square wire from Vintaj Brass. At this point, I realized that the overall theme was "REVERSIBLE"- the bee connector has a bee on the top and bottom, and the Love Link has decoration on both the top and bottom. The heart bead is dotted on all sides as well. So I decided to create a two sided component using vintage tin on one side, and a Vintaj Brass floral disc on the other.
I riveted the pieces together with one of Objects and Elements screw rivets, that Susan Lenart Kazner talked me into getting while at Bead Fest. I love that the thickness doesn't matter when using these rivets, unlike the ones you hammer, I can't get more than 2 layers to rivet decently.
I finished off the piece with a rectangular jump ring, some glass rings, and a wire wrapped section of amazonite and lampwork glass.
The cool thing about this reversible piece, you can wear it any which way and it's always pretty!
This new piece is now available for sale in my B.C. shop.