But I have been working hard, and I'm trying, again, to do different things.
More and more, I feel like making pieces that speak to me, that have meaning, and are not just a simple collection of nice materials in complementing colors.
This one started the moment I purchased the pendant online: a handmade ceramic house (from Captured Moments on etsy). There and then I had the title for the piece: Home is where the heart is. I think it came out because sometimes more than others, I miss home.
I filled the pendant with resin and words cut out from a vintage dictionary (home; refuge of our lives), sawed a heart with I stamped with the word "safe", cut a hole in it which I filled with resin colored with turmeric (and you thought it was only good for curries...), prepared another bezel with resin, a map and the word "where" and added warm colors in gemstones and silk. Home, warm, safe, refuge...