Knowing all that you would think this would have been an easy challenge for me. But...it wasn't. Why? Because I have too many songs that inspire me! I listen to music while I work on my jewelry designs. I find it relaxing and it helps me focus on my work space. So, I thought over some of the music that called me lately. Jazz is a personal favorite genre, and one of the songs I have been listening to lately is Stacey Kent's So Many Stars. You can find a video of the song here The first stanza,
"The dawn is filled with dreams
So many dreams, which one is mine?
One must be right for me
Which dream of all the dreams?"
We all have dreams, and like I talked about in the Dreams Challenge a few posts ago, my jewelry work is a big part of my hopes and dreams. Along with love, health and happiness. We can all find our dreams, they are there for you just reach out and take them. Here is my necklace, inspired by the song.
I went with a jazz theme for my design. I can imagine sitting in a dark jazz club, in some incredible dark purple dress and wearing this as my necklace. If I really get lost in the image, its Chicago in the heart of the Jazz Age. The focal is a black rose highlighted with clear crystals. The glass beads are faceted black rose lampwork beads. I love how the roses seem to float in the beads. In between the roses are cube-shaped crystals in light rose. These cube beads show up throughout the strands of the necklace as well. I finished the necklace with crystal bicones in jet with an Aurora Borealis finish.
I love this piece, it is classic and very feminine. I enjoyed the challenge of getting to match a song to piece of jewelry very much, and I may explore that opportunity with other designs in the future. I also enjoyed doing something in such a classic color like black, and adding just a bit of color for accent.
Thanks for stopping by, I will be back on Friday with this month's We're All Ears Earring Challenge and a birdhouse themed design challenge as well. Until then, enjoy!