Do you have a favourite piece of jewelry? One you made. One you hope goes to someone who will treasure it and care for it. Okay, call me nuts but once in awhile it’s hard to part with a piece. I make jewelry with the intention of selling it but sometimes a particular item will grab hold of me and, well, it’s like parting with one of the family. (No, I’m not on drugs.)
Such is the case with Margarita, the stringing project I wrote about earlier this year (June 2). Soft greens with a few hits of red. I put it in the art show at the recent Carstairs Mountain View Music Festival and just before we began to pack up, it sold.
It was bought by Rusty, a woman whose name echoes her strawberry blonde hair. She and her husband had been by several times during the weekend, each time stopping to look at the necklace. Finally her husband said, “I think you should have that.” And now she does. She was so excited and so am I. All is well with the world.