Earrings Copyright Margot Potter 2011
Some of you will note that something is awry with the text in this photo...hmm...
The 12 Retrofabulous days of Christmas are marching on...and Madge is getting just a little silly. I mean, how many retrofabulous ideas can one woman be expected to whip out?!
I was asked to create three coordinating jewelry pieces for a runway event. There is nothing I love more than making ginormous Haute Couture creations! It's a matter of scale and proportion. Yes, that's it, scale and proportion. They're a skootch heavy and intentionally organic, but I love the bold simplicity of them. The set has a Calderesque appeal, if you've not seen Alexander Calder's wire jewelry, you simply have to check it out, stunning stuff that. His work was a huge source of inspiration in my new book New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry! I'm not sharing the set just yet...here is a teensy weensy sneak peek.
Sneak peek Twisted Crystal set...Copyright 2011 Margot Potter ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
If you'd like to learn how to make similar earrings, I just happen to have New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry available for purchase for $17.00 on my Books Page AND if you order it from me, it comes SIGNED with a little piece of ephemera from my collection. Shipping is included, BTW (US only, sorry.) How cool is that? IKR? (That was for Avalon who thinks her mother painfully uncool.)
If you'd like a chance to WIN a FREE SIGNED copy of the book with a free piece of ephemera...just leave a comment here. Tell me something AUDACIOUS about you! Be bold! Be not afraid! Toot that horn 'cause ain't nobody gonna toot it like you, Louis Armstrong. I will pick a winner on New Year's DAY next Sunday! Make sure you leave an email contact with your comment so I can let you know if you win!
I was feeling a little frustrated and discouraged yesterday. I was also feeling a little melancholy, grumpy and bitchy, for good measure. I was even feeling a little freaked out and panicked. But in my defense, it's been a crazy ass roller coaster ride for the past few months. Sometimes a little audacity and cheeky good fun is just what the doctor ordered.
In fact, I'm going to be talking about audacity today at one of my other sites, Craft. You. Have you checked it out? Why not get on board for the new year? It's all about making your goals, plans, hopes and dreams into reality, it's all about lifecrafting. I am going to launch classes soon...I'm just sayin'...