Saturday, February 21, 2009

A bird in the hand....


In addition to the "take my hand" piece (which is on its way to Southern CA, where I hope it will provide great comfort), I also made a "bird in the hand" necklace. I like the sentiment - that we should be grateful and appreciate what we have - rather than always be looking for more i.e. two in a bush.

I think the brushed soft look of the silver goes well with this piece. And the hand is gently cupped, cradling the bird rather than holding it....... I had made a similar piece before with a slightly different bird. It's interesting to see how subtle changes can be quite significant. Here is looks like the bird is free to fly away but chooses to stay.....

There seems to be so much emotion in cupped hands... I feel it as a create them and then seeing them as jewelry - they speak volumes I think. So nurturing and comforting and gentle....holding something precious and delicate.....

Hope you like the necklace.

5 comments:

Chocolate and Steel said...

This is really sweet. Thanks for the reminder. You are right, be thankful for what we have.

Jan J. said...

What a beautiful piece! I am just taking the plunge and about to start working in PMC and your work is such an inspiration. I love the soft contours and gentle spirit of your work. Beautiful!

Ruth said...

Thanks for the comments. And good luck Jan. I'm sure you'll love working in metal clay - as both Christine (Chocolate and Steel) and I do.

Lisa said...

I love this necklace, and the meaning behind it!

BTW, I just nominated you for the Spreader of Love award because I really enjoy your blog! You can see the feature on my blog. Thanks for a lovely, inspiring blog!!

Ruth said...

Thanks for my award Lisa! I'll post on that later in the week. Love your avatar owl!