September. I miss you. <sigh>
September Component of the Month is brought to you by Kristi Bowman of Dream Some Design. The colors in this amulet are WOW! It is white copper, I believe, and the style says primitive talisman to me… I wanted to bring out the subtle tones of peach/honey and aqua. Not my usual palette so I am happy for the challenge!
The linear and dot motifs helped guide me. I wanted to play up the linear quality, and decided to incorporate the wrapped chain links. They are copper and nickel parawire tumbled to a shiny finish. ( Thanks to Lesley for inspiration on these links.) The gems – jaspers and agates – repeat the dot/round motif nicely.
I wanted to give the piece another layer of meaning and keep in the primitive style. ( I mean that in the best way, naturally). I decided to stamp runes into copper discs and intersperse them with the gems. (The runes are linear in nature as they were originally carved in stone. This makes them easy enough to stamp with letter stamps… no curves needed. )
“Jera” – Harvest: beneficial outcomes to your commited endeavor. Reap what you have sown. “Dagaz” – Breakthrough: Self transformation, change. “Sowelu” – Wholeness: the path you must follow; the core of your individuality.
I liked the meanings here. I thought that made for a powerful sentiment, a personal talisman. I would love to hear your thoughts as well…
And dont miss the other pieces designed by my fellow Art Jewelry Elements team mates and this month’s guests!