Jul 7, 2013

Women Who Made A Difference

Lately, I find myself being fascinated by images of women. I think it all began with the piece "the Concubine". I have a collection of vintage images of women, a few of them which I use more than others as I loved the feel they exude. So over the week, I decided to make some little book necklaces. It's funny how every time I want to create a series to represent something, the first thing I think about is books. This week, I made 3 little book necklaces to honor the women who made a difference.



Mary, the Virgin



Amelia, the Aviator



Jane, the StoryWeaver


Do you know who these women are by their first names?
I'm thinking of making two or three more of these, just waiting for inspiration to strike :)

Apart from these book necklaces, I did make some earrings too, putting my dapping tool set to good use!

Arpeggio, a series of chords in music, represented by the chain drops on this windchime-like earrings. Honestly ... these pair of earrings look so much better in person. Just like in human beings, I find certain pieces photograph better, whilst some look much better in person but just don't come out well in photos. Maybe it's my photography skill ((O_o))


The next pair is called Timeless ... just as old handwritten letters are. I'm afraid the internet has deemed the beautiful communication method of letter writing obsolete. What a shame!


Finally, this pair is a playful one. It reminded me of a fortune-teller gypsy in a caravan. Fortuna, is a pair of super long earrings, measuring a whooping 6.5 inches from earwire to tail :)


Hokay! I hope you guys enjoyed these pieces. Off to make egg toast for the older girl and then prep some steps for my dance class tomorrow. Yup ... I've started to teach dance again, now that I have some time to myself when the baby goes to playschool 3 days a week :)

11 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, that is amazing. What an idea. I'm starting to really get how to use those big metal thingys, other than the traditional way...lol...do you have a tut on how to make the book necklaces?

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    1. thank you Laura :)
      I do not have a tutorial on this particular style of book necklace. But I do have a tutorial on the tinier books I make. It's in my etsy store. This tutorial also shows you how to do simple metalwork with everyday tools. Here is the link to the tutorial
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/113724525/project-library-a-pdf-tutorial?ref=shop_home_active

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  2. You clever girl Magnificent pieces.

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  3. Amazing! These books are fabulous and I am in LOVE with the last pair of earrings - you are so incredibly talented!

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  4. LT -= the mini books and their stories and names are gorgeous; and of course your earrings are full of energy and meaning - a very creative time for you. B

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  5. Your work is absolutely incredible. I love the thought that goes into it and how each and every piece is placed just so, to tell a story, to honor a life, to bring to life an art that is full and rich and impassioned. Thank you for inspiring me today! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  6. Hi Luthien :-)
    Sorry haven't visited for a while, hope all's well with you and yours!
    Everything here is beautiful! As well as your gorgeous intricate work I always love the ideas behind each piece, you seem to have an endless well of creativity! Definitely recognized each of the women just by their first name! x PS Yay for dancing, enjoy!

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  7. You have such wonderful talent!

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  8. All of them are amazing...those earring those...I have already told everyone what I want for my birthday this year...another one of your creations...:D See you soon!!

    XO

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  9. I did comment, Luthien, but it's not here! Think I'll have to give up posting comments on my iPad... Anyway, beautiful work as always. Love your style.

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Luthien :)