|Made by Nathan, because he is The Best.|
The best part of today was going over to Crystal's house to play.
Crystal makes jewelry. Not just any jewelry, mind you- totally kick ass jewelry that has its origins in old pocket watches, butterflies, sea horses, and thousands of tiny sparkly crystals. Amongst many other wondrous curiosities that send me in to wriggles of delight. She has told me on multiple occasions that I am welcome to bring over bits and pieces and she will help me turn them into Awesome, so today I finally took her up on it.
Amongst the little treasures I took over was a cameo that belonged to my paternal grandmother.
I'm not really one for brooches, myself, but I do like cameos, and so I'd kept this one. I figured Crystal would have ideas on how to turn it into a necklace.
She totally did.
"This needs green," was the first thing she said, touching the warm orange background. "Don't you think this needs green?"
It only escalated from there.
"We could get crazy," she said, that special Frenetic Artist Gleam in her eyes. "We could... it might be too much, but... it could be awesome..." she rummaged in a little sack and produced a tiny ivory something with a triumphant flourish. "I have camels!"
"Yes! It totally needs a camel!"
It delighted me beyond reason to utilize a camel in a piece of jewelry that has to do with my grandmother, because she was such a world-traveler. I knew she would utterly approve of turning a conservative cameo brooch into a flamboyant piece of wearable art.
|Crystal took better pictures, but I couldn't wait to share...|
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