Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Necklace

I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about how I want to make a jewelry piece. Later, when I'm working I tell Susan not to come in the room, which is hard for her because that's where all her stuff is and where Pandora is playing. So I remind her that Calder made jewelry for his wife, Louisa, and to stay out.

When I'm finished with the piece I have a One-Man Show and she gets to see it. All the pieces I've made are tacked up on a bulletin board for her to admire because she doesn't actually wear jewelry except for her watch, wedding ring, and sometimes earrings.

The watch gear spins and is in a tiny little hole I drilled after learning the technique from Keith LoBue. The face is a resin-filled bezel that I learned how to do in a class with Susan Lenart Kazmer. The base of the piece is etched nickle/silver that I learned how to do in a class with Stephanie Lee. Notice this: Women tell me what to do and I do it. Sometimes.


ArtPropelled said...

Women tell you what to do and you do it? .....and look at the materpiece you've created! I'd suggest you keep on doing whatever they tell you to do but I must give credit where credit is due....this is really a beautiful piece of jewellery Don. I'm expecting Susan Lenart Kazmer's book from this week.

Diane O. said...

I love it and if Susan doesn't want it, I'll take it!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I say if Susan doesn't want the jewelry pieces you are making, SELL THEM! They are wonderful Don.

Seth said...

Susan is going to love it!