Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Twist in the Universe

Inspiration is everywhere... 

A couple of weeks ago, Erin of Tesori Trovati threw out a challenge for inspiration.  She helped her third grader with a science project and ended up with an entire set of jewelry based on the solar system!  How cool is that?!  My mom was good with some science projects, and I especially love them if they involved pipecleaners, but sterling silver rings around Saturn?  That's just awesome!  You've got to see her pieces over on her blog. So, anyway, her word of the year is:  Inspire.  And that inspiration for this challenge is the Universe!

So, my piece today is not only inspired by interplanetary relationships, it's also inspired by Kerry Bogert's new book called Totally Twisted.  One of the main features of the book is using wire in all sorts of fun twisted ways.  The black and white pendant is made out of some kind of shell (and I got it on sale for just a few cents at Hobby Lobby, whoo hoo!) and while I have tons of interesting black and white beads that would have worked with it, I wanted to go for something more exciting.  So, it's pink!  Pink, twisted wire!

You can check out the rest of the challenge entries here.  There's some gorgeous work by my starry-eyed beading buds!!

I'm ready to get some more coiling on with the masses of colored wire that I've accumulated at sales and, get ready!  haaaaaaaa  For now, though, I'm off to focus on counterinsurgencies and how air power is best used to support them.  :)  I have a test in the morning!  haaaaaaaaa



  1. That is the perfect shade of pink and I'm diggin' the asymmetrical stranding you've got goin on. Rocktabulous!

  2. I am in love with this little universe you have concocted! Thank you so very much for playing along with the Inspired by...the Solar System project and for the sweet shout-outs. I am totally devouring Kerry's book and wondering where to start. I just purchased some colored craft wire at Michaels tonight to start playing. I wish I could be so free and fearless and jump right in... I will have to study it a bit more. Good luck with your studies. I feel safer knowing that you are studying such things!
    Enjoy the day!


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