Pulling her journal from her bag, her mother's letter fell into her lap. The letter spoke of adventure and pilfered sites, but it also spoke of hope.......
Perhaps one of my favorite pieces created for my new book Tales of Adornment! The Gift is composed of handmade beads as well as vintage chain. The bezel has been filled with resin made to resemble to glass of yesteryear when wee bubbles were considered a trademark of glass workers. A wee bit of lavender and text printed on antique paper is perfectly placed within the resin to remind us all of the simple beauty we are gifted with each day.
While I was creating this piece the tale of of history begin to weave itself within my mind (as it normally does while creating. What came about was the tale of an exciting journey. A journey to be experienced by a young woman in a time when women where not encouraged in any way shape or form to become adventurer's. Each bead I shaped between my hands whispered words of faraway places and unknown artifacts.
While I bantered with myself regarding the parting of ways with this piece it is seems only fitting that the time has come for The Gift to journey out into the world so you might perhaps create the next volume in the tale.