Welcome to my own little version of March Madness 2011!
This isn't a basketball post, though. At least I had the good sense not to name my post March Madness. Still, just so you know how I feel about the real March Madness, let me start off by saying...
This has been a long, cold winter in Ohio, and I'm finding myself less than patient for spring to come. As I write, the sun is streaming through the window as if to promise warmer days. Around here, though, March doesn't often deliver on its promise to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. It randomly offers a few spring days just to snatch them back and blast us with snow and freezing temps -- right up until April. (Prove me wrong this year, please!)
I needed a fun distraction during this fickle month, and what I've come up with is the One-a-Day Jewelry Challenge. I will create and post a new piece of jewelry every day this month. These are going to be new, improved, or re-interpreted designs. No assembly line copies of my previous works.
To kick off the month, I have a Tree of Life design -- my first. I'm posting it already knowing that my second Tree of Life will have a few design changes... but if I'm going to do a piece every day, there will be some experimentation. So expect another version of this soon.
I'd really love feedback on these pieces. Post your good, bad, objective, subjective, inspiring, creative, or just-plain-friendly comments, please!
Like most of my first drafts, this is made from copper. I do like copper for the tree design though -- maybe with a nice patina. The pendant is about 2" in diameter and used about 3 yards of wire. The stones are malachite, peridot, and citrine, and it hangs on a leather cord.
Sue Lacy Wired
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