I love it when past customers call me again. I’ve wire-wrapped two things (a piece of seaglass and a shell) for a customer now and she gave me call recently. If she brought me another piece of shell would I wrap it as a donation to Hartford’s Bulkeley High School charity silent auction? Of course… and I wound up doing a second piece as well because the shell bits intrigued me!
This one – oh, I loved the colors in this bit of shell, so pretty! and I knew I had a pearl that would coordinate beautifully – so this one became a pretty normally wire-wrapped pendant.
But the other piece really intrigued me very much… I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it the minute I saw it. And, for once, it worked out the way I expected!
The labradorite is riveted to the shell and, though small, only about 4-5mm, has a beautiful flash to it. It was very, VERY hard to let this piece go… I think I’m going to have to do some beachcombing to see if I can find a similar piece of shell!
Lately, most of my work has been custom work and I find that really rewarding. I’m so glad that I seem to be able to bring people’s vision of what they’re looking for into reality!
Now, if I can only get the My Etsy tab on Facebook to work… 😉