Jay has been working on some ideas for her bits and pieces of polymer clay jewellery, and has come up with these rather interesting iridescent finish pendants and earrings that you can see here. They still have to be finished – some with felt backing, and then of course she will have to decide how she wants to hang the pendants and which earring hooks to use, but with any luck everything will come as she wants them soon — each of them a unique, one-of-a-kind piece.
I was thrilled to receive the silk covered bangles I had ordered from India a little while back…they actually arrived pretty quickly. What really caught my attention even before opening the little parcel was the fact that the outer wrapping was made of a sort of muslin or cotton which had been carefully stitched by hand. You might just be able to see that in my photograph here.
The actual bangles are in gorgeous jewel colours in a couple of different sizes. These are gifts for myself, a good friend and my daughter (who will very likely end up with my set as well!)
When you buy something from an artist, you are buying more than an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experiments. You are buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are not only buying a thing, but a piece of heart, a part of the soul, a moment in the life of someone.