This necklace started out as a smaller part of a larger more involved necklace and through natural selection it became the lovely simplifed version you see now. That happens a lot here. For example, the Wolfgang ring started out as an unsuccessful necklace and ended up a great ring.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The idea to thread the chains through the piece actually came from looking at Japanese Inro boxes. I have a collection of books on Netsuke and Inro and one of my favorite things to do is to go to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and look at their collection. I visit them at the Met, too, when I am in NY. My dream is that in another life I was a Netsuke artist.
The poetry used for this piece is by Casey Haymes. Casey worked here as our much loved shipper a while back when we realized he not only spoke several languages and was great fun at a party, but that he was a very talented writer as well. He now has a huge fan club. We miss you, C. Haymes!
I believe in everything
the heart can stand.
I gave the Trixie in 18k to the talented artist Rae Dunn when she was getting married earlier this year and she actually wore it IN here wedding along with her Erica Tanov dress. She already is radiant but on that day she was utterly herself and so beautiful---she was Rae Extra. I feel happy knowing that she also wears her Trixie for more casual occasions like working in her studio or walking her dog, Wilma.
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