>> Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I surf the web a lot. Probably too much for my own good. But I do find lots of inspiration to make my paintings and jewelry.
I was surfin' around on iStockphoto, and found this picture. It's a nautilus shell, and I loved the symmetry that it showed. I wanted to see if I could make something like that into a piece of jewelry. So I fiddled around, and this was my prototype. I think it turned out pretty good. I made it out of cheap wire and "e" beads, and a fake pearl. So I put it away until I could get some fine sterling silver wire.
The next month, when it seemed it was everyone's birthday, I found out that one of the secretaries at our school just celebrated a birthday. Now, I didn't know it was Janet's birthday. I've know her for years, but for some reason I thought her birthday was in the fall. Some friend I was. Well I rectified that pretty quick.
"Nautilus Pendant" -by Lagaz Designs (Melissa Muir) June 2007
Sterling silver wire, with a freshwater pearl, peridot, aquamarine, and faceted silver beads suspended within.
I happened to get my thin gauge wire and whipped up the sterling silver version. Janet loved it! She has always admired my creations and I wanted to give something special to her. The pearl in the centre reflects her pure heart as she always puts herself before others. Take care of yourself, Janet. Love you!