Sunday, January 3, 2010

Valentine's Day Design Theme 2010 "Key To My Heart"

I have accomplished one of my goals for the New Year! I came up with a design theme for my Romance/Valentine's Day collection. I have decided upon the theme, Key To My Heart.

The main reason I chose this theme is that I figured I could wire wrap my cabs into key-shaped pendants. And I was right. Here is the first pendant in the collection. I look forward to designing and making more of these with different shaped cabs and different shapes for the "teeth" of the keys. I already have a design in mind for a pair of earrings, but that is an idea for tomorrow!

Once inspiration struck I had to decide whether to use a cab already made and waiting to be wrapped or to fuse up some new cabs. I wanted to start wire wrapping right away. None of the cabs in my hoard excited me. Then I remembered this lovely cab that I've had wrapped into a pendant for several years. I decided to upcycle the cab into this pendant. I'm rather pleased with this piece. How about you?

1 comment:

Arlene said...

I absolutely love what you did with that cab - Love your idea about "key to my heart". I wish for you great success with this new theme. I am in awe of your new energy! Way to go!