I often buy beads and put them aside for myself, thinking I'll make some righteous jewelry for myself later. And then later somehow never materializes. Have I mentioned that I bought a bead from Anne Choi in 2006, picked out kunzite to go with it, put it on a tray on my jewelry desk...and it's still there, even now?
Yeah. I don't have the best track record for getting around to my own jewelry. I know, I know, it's great advertising, and it is, but I just never remember to actually make more. Each year before the Bead & Button Show I think, oh, I'll make some jewelry to wear at the show! And then...I don't.
So when I saw that Andrew Thornton was making a new line of pendants, and that one of the pendants was a raven holding a skeleton key in its beak, I was transfixed. I emailed him immediately and bought one. And then I fully expected it to end up in the hoarding bins.
Last night while I was working on steampunk jewelry, I happened to notice one of my hoarded treasures, a graduated strand of rutilated quartz. It sparkled. It caught my eye, and suddenly I thought of the raven pendant.
Yes, they were perfect for each other.
And now it is mine. MINE MINE MINE! I can't wait to wear it!