So now that Christmas is over, I can finally share this with you.
This piece was made as a custom order. A 77 year old man knows how much his wife loves Designs by Dawn Marie jewelry. So while she was at an appointment, he made a phone call. He wanted something that his wife would just adore. His wife has a very tender loving heart for all things related to animals. Especially supporting those charities that help protect the animals. One of her most beloved charities is in support of Grey Wolves.
My instructions from this distinguished gentleman were create whatever you want so that it represents his wife. That's it... blank slate and away my creative heart did dream. I started 2 different necklaces and then had my "ah ha" artisan moment! From there, all the pieces came together in beautiful fashion. The pendant whipped up to perfection.
But what to do about the necklace... I was tossing around a couple of ideas. I just couldn't decide, so I asked my dear friend Kristen for her opinion. I wanted something that would compliment the pendant, but not overpower it. If I could pull the grey from the coloring of the wolf, it would really "set" the photo perfectly. So I was contemplating some sort of a woven chain like a russian spiral, or a wire-wrapped link chain style necklace... but neither were really doing it for me.
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Along comes Ms. Perfectly Pearl... who loves all things pearls. She says to me, "Why don't you do pearls?" OMG, grill me a hotdog and cover it in bacon!!! Yes, pearls... and I have the PERFECT silver pearls to compliment the grey wolf!
I'm so happy I reached out for an opinion. It just shows that a second set of eyes, especially eyes that have an artistic flair are really, really helpful. And that my friends is how we as artists all help each other!
So I ask you, have you been able to help someone have an "Ah ha!" moment like my dear friend Kristen helped me? My goal in 2012 is to extend my hand and reach more people in a service manner. Spread love and joy!