Thursday, January 17, 2008

A very special swap.

My friend Kim proposed a 1-4-1 swap. Each of us would select four items to send to the other. The recipient would use 3 or 4 of the items in a piece of jewellery and return it. Kim sent me the items above and I knew at once that the solid metal tag was going to be my base. My typewriter keys were already out on my desk, as were a second set of wings I had aged when making 'Soar'. The rest seemed to follow.
I sent Kim these blue and silver items.
Both Kim and I have attended workshops with Nina Bagley (on opposite sides of the world) and her influence is present in the copper mesh I have attached to the bottom of this necklace for Kim and the wire we have both used.
Kim made me this stunning necklace which I have worn already. I love that the 'J' has a 'K' stamped on the back and the lovely old button she has added. The topaz/gold beads were the perfect colour contrast too. Thank you so much for suggesting this one Kim!


Dot said...

What a beautiful post! Such lovely eye candy my friend.
I think the swap you have done with Kim is such a great idea too!
Love the necklace you made for her..And those wings are stunning (I love the ones on Soar).

And the necklace Kim made for you is incredible! Such detail. And the colors are beautiful. It makes my heart warm to think of 2 friends making art for each other.

Love to you and the ' family'. Hope Harvey is settling in OK.

Dotee xoxo

Dot said...

P.S The button on the bottom of Kim's necklace looks amazing!

Doreen G said...

What a great swap Julie--you both have done a wonderful job-you clever things.

Janet said...

Both necklaces are beautiful! But I think that bottom one must actually be mine!! My name is Janet Kay so "J" and "K" are my first two initials!! :-)

kelsey said...

Fantastic idea Julie! The two of them are just fabulous and I'm sure both will be worn with pride and love. Onya girls!!!

Jen Crossley said...

I agree with Kelsey what a wonderful idea and the results are stunning

Janine said...

Both are stunning pieces! Well done girls!

Anonymous said...

lovely art by two lovely gals...x

Still Waters Studio said...

What a great idea for a swap! I love what you both came up with. If anyone would like to do a swap like that I would love to participate.