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Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Light That Guides Us
This piece is one of my favorites to date. The rope is a simple "slim" Russian Spiral and the pendant is a hollow beaded bead fashioned to look like a lantern. What is unique about using a hollow form as the pendant, is that it allows me to "include" a small, important object during the creation process. The form is permanently closed, so the item gets completely sewn in and is not visible once the piece is finished. The idea is to create a personal "guiding light"--a lantern lit at its core not physically, but symbolically. A lock of a child's hair, petals from a wedding bouquet, even a small vial of ashes (if that's to your taste)--whatever is of great importance in the wearer's life, a token to remind the wearer of the light that guides him/her.