Friday, July 13, 2012
A lot of my jewellery features trees. Specifically these coniferous trees. I've even adopted one of them as my logo. These trees as imagery in my jewellery go right back to the first ambitious piece I tackled after returning from the silver workshop I did at University of Taxco in 2001. It is pictured here:
All the same, I'm pleased this piece now resides as part of my own personal collection when I reflect on what I've learned between then and now about assembling jewellery.
I love trying out new ideas of course, but sometimes the reinvention of a design I've worked on before can lead to exciting new places too. I don't yet see the end of the evolution of these pendants. For example, the dangling bird that was in the first one from 10 years ago is a detail I'd like to include in future pieces, but I need to improve upon the mechanics of it, so for now it remains a puzzle in my head.
If you'd like to see these pieces in person, why not drop down to the Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival in Bannerman Park, August 3-5. Susan Lee Studios will have a booth in the craft tent. I'd love to see you!