Friday, 11 June 2010

:: work in progress ::

I would like to say a huge thank you to one of my customers who insired this necklace.
(You know who you are!).
Over the last couple of weeks I have been toying with the idea of having a couple of charms on a chain. I tried different ways of combining them but each time I felt they just all clumped together. I don't know why but I just didn't think to layer the chains as well!

So here is one of my latest designs, available in my Etsy shop, "Lucky Charm Necklace".
I love the idea and symbolism of lucky charms. When I was small I would carry a little pebble or stone in my pocket for luck. There is something very comforting about the physical reminder that luck or love is on my side.

For this necklace I have chosen a star, a key and a closed circle. The star charm has great meaning to me because of the words sung by Jimminy Cricket "when you wish upon a star..." and also one of my favourite childern's books "Laura's Star".

The key is a symbol of everlasting love, and for me that powerful feeling gives me the strength to give things a try.

The closed circle is a symbol of karma and love. Remebering how my actions affect others on the solid, closed circle of love remind me of my family. I feel their support when I hold this charm.

Do you have a lucky charm? Do you have little trinkets that hold meaning to you? I would love to hear about the little symbols you have, if only to not feel like a looney for carrying stones in my pocket!


Laura Cameron said...

Beautiful! Love Laura's Star - my Mum gave it to me, when I was doing teacher training, ha! My pockets, bags, car, shelves, mantlepiece, desk surfaces, drawers are all filled with stones, glass and pottery so much so that I've started working with it. They do act as little mementoes - I've been thinking about this idea a lot after writing artist statements!

Megan Coyle said...

What a gorgeous necklace :) glad I stopped by to pay your blog a visit and got to see this gem. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations :)

ei! kumpel said...

it's gorgeous Laura! and your blog looks great too!

Cat said...

It's nice when things not only look nice but have a special meaning too. I love stars and they have always represented hope to me :)