my email is getting a lump of coal from santa this year. my apologies if you've emailed me and have had no response - the mail did not come through. some emails are making it to my phone, but not my computer, and some not at all. so i apologize. that also means that if you leave a comment, it may not get published, or it may get delayed - blogger sends them to me for approval by email, and then i flip the switch on them. (having had too many male enhancement ads end up in comments, i just had to do it).
so that's the dealio.
(and Denise! I don't have your email, but wanted to contact you! if you put contact info in comments, i promise not to publish it - when i finally get the notification. see above).
My PSD has entrusted me with a sacred memento of her beautiful horse - a snippet of his mane, and a small piece of leather from his bridle. Today I will begin designing a necklace for her with these newly sacred objects. I am honored for her trust in me, knowing how much these mean to her.
It's funny how an object is overlooked or even a mundane, unseen thing until the moment it becomes sacred…my FBI sweatshirt was always special to me, but I wore it when we took diva dog to her vet appointment, and i couldn't bring myself to wash her fur and scent out of it until last week. it was time. i have my father's briefcase, and despite it weighing a ton, it will always be with me. Just objects. but sacred tethers.
i stopped making necklaces last spring. well, let me explain. i now only make talisman or memento necklaces for specific people with a specific purpose. i am taking commission work for those - whether it be a necklace, or a shrine box - but stopped making "just regular necklaces." right now, i'm working on a shrine box to hold the ashes of a woman's beloved kitty. it seems violating to take pictures of it, but perhaps i'll make one just as a sample and show you here. i appreciate the trust that total strangers have placed in me - knowing that i consider their objects as sacred as they do. right now, i have quite a number of pieces to work on, but will be continuing to schedule in others - just not in time for Christmas, most likely.
It feels like a prayer to be able to provide these pieces for people. Sort of like the memory quilts, but with updated interest.
okay - to the jeweler's bench and time to hammer!
wishing you a sacred day, filled with new eyes to see old objects….