Sunday, February 22, 2009

Letter stamps

Just before Christmas, I bought some new alphabet stamps. I made a few items for the holiday craft shows, but really didn't want to get caught up in the whole personalization thing that everyone else seems to be doing. Don't get me wrong - I love some of the personalized pieces. But it is also something that is being done by so many others and I wanted to find a different way to express my creativity.

One of my first pieces that didn't get thrown into the silver recycle pile is my new Faith Necklace. Not because it came out perfectly - quite the opposite. The letters are not lined up perfectly and in a neat little row. I kept it (and listed it in my shop) primarily because of the meaning behind the necklace. Life itself can be a bit up and down - and NEVER (at least for me) seems to go as planned. But you need to keep the faith and you'll get through it.

It was really hard for me not to remake this piece as I tend to be a perfectionist. More silver has been put into the recycle pile just because of some minor flaw that I knew was there. This was a change of pace and I kind of like it. I know it's not absolutely perfect - but who is? What do you think?

8 comments:

Knick Knack Paddy Whack, Throw This Mom a Bone said...

I love that Bonny....I kinda want to buy it for myself! I especially love that the letters are not in a perfect row....

Heather

Ripper Arts said...

Good for you! I like the piece, and even more knowing your thoughts while creating... :)

Dimonds For Her said...
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justin said...

Hey, I'm new to your blog tho.. but I like DIY Pendant and I like the meaning behind as well.. Life is always can be up and down.. Work hard...

Justin said...

Hey, I'm new to your blog tho.. but I like DIY Pendant and I like the meaning behind as well.. Life is always can be up and down.. Work hard...

fashion jewelry said...

I love that Bonny....I especially love that the letters are not in a perfect row....

Mary said...
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