This is a group that I've just found, The Strange Familiar. Their song, Courage Is..., touches an emotional core that I try to avoid reaching with any regularity. It intensely moves me. And I hope the necklace I've created shows how intensely the song affects me.
The pendant is simple and rustic. It's a copper tag that I cut out, hammered for texture, stamped with "Courage Is" as reminder to myself, and then partially enameled.
The necklace features dark blue freshwater pearls and white freshwater pearls that were wire wrapped. Copper chain and a handmade clasp complete the necklace.
What I was thinking while creating this piece was that courage is such an overused, but seldom completely understood word. Courage is something that we all need, and can show itself in so many different ways. I truly hope this necklace portrays what the song was trying to convey. If it does, I'll be content.
Thank you, Erin, for organizing this challenge. Music touches so many people. Thank you for letting us show how it affects us.
Please join everyone who's participating in this awesome challenge!
I know that everyone's worked extremely hard on this...it seems to have struck a chord with so many :)
Holly Westfall - you are here!