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Fuck Cancer Take 2

Fuck Cancer Take 2

29 November 2011

1,120 beads, 12 sterling silver jump rings, one sterling silver clasp, and an enduring message. You may recall my first bracelet/choker, given to my friend Zellie Blake.

Apologies for the sad news, but she recently passed away. To me, that was even more reason to make another bracelet. Seriously, cancer, fuck you. And so I like to this charity auction in memory of Zellie Blake. May we carry the light that shines so brightly that not even death can hope to dim it. Going to the winner are this little beauty and a brand new copy of Zellie's book, Lightning Spliced. All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society. And if you just want to check out Zellie's book, please do. All proceeds from that go directly to the American Cancer Society, as well.

Fuck Cancer

Fuck Cancer

29 November 2011

I can only imagine that it's a sentiment shared by most living things, nevermind just humans. Made as a gift for the lovely and talented Zellie Blake, apparently it was appreciated. Laughter is the best medicine, after all.

I'd made this piece with the intent that it could be worn as a choker or a doubled bracelet, as both look pretty spiffy. And it's not like anyone can argue with the words.

Chasing After Midnight Flowers

Chasing After Midnight Flowers

29 November 2011

It is a blessing to be able to witness one of the midnight flowers opening. Humans have to rely on their memories if they even happen to be capable of witnessing such splendor--these are not things that can be captured on film. Creatures of the fae persuasion, however, have the power to preserve these flowers and turn them into delicate pieces of jewelry. It seems simple enough, of course, but it becomes a bit of an obsession to capture the midnight flowers at the exact right moment when their color is absolute perfection...

Yes, that is a real preserved cattleya orchid. I wish I knew the method of preservation, because it looks and feels like glass but is obviously a resin of some sort. I've had this orchid for about two years, wondering what to do with it... and of course it would be just an accident that I had it laying next to an "I've got to do something different or I will scream" project. Therefore, this choker was born. Exciting, right? It's not as heavy as it looks; while the orchid itself does have a bit of weight, the beaded "net" is almost weightless. The chain at the back helps everything to even out. So, well, yay!

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