Thursday, 2 June 2011
We Plough the Fields and Scatter
The heart pendant is a little different, a much loved possession of a friend. Its thread had snapped, scattering beads afar, some of which were never found and must have been carried off by the magpies. I've restrung it securely on beading wire using the existing pretty pale pink freshwater pearls that were salvaged after the accident. Dainty silver tubes have been replaced by longer chunkier ones and hence fewer beads are now needed for it to fit round the average adult neck.
Items that might have otherwise been thrown away are being given a new lease of life to make pretty, glittery accessories that can be worn and treasured once more. I can see that 'harvesting' bits and pieces from one item might lead to a continuous process of robbing Peter to save Paul where previously discarded objects with missing parts can be made whole again because bits and pieces from freshly acquired broken finds can be used to mend them. These in turn eventually be repaired or upcycled themselves. The whole recycling process is immensely satisfying.
Tiny business plans are progressing as well as may be expected given my partying and full-time working. I've ordered packaging materials to give the pieces that I'm going to sell that extra special finishing touch. Now I need to think about how I show off my wares to best effect!.......