"We are each of us angels with only one wing and we can only fly by embracing one another."
~ Luciano De Crescenzo ~
When I first posted this I meant to say more about the quote but my mind wandered off on it's own.
I had a paster say once " If your doing everything in your life on your own -your not doing what God has planned for your life."
I try to remind myself of that because I have a tendency to try and do everything on my own.
It's like a pride thing (pride is not helpful but harmful).
But we, as human beings, are not meant to do everything on our own and we can only truly succeed at our life's plan by teaming up with others.
That is what the above quote symbolizes to me .
This wing pendant is an old favorite of mine. When I first started selling polymer pendants on etsy in January 07, this was one that I created 12 of and sold for $5.00 each.
I tired of it quickly, because it requires a lot of hand cutting, which doesn't work well with the $5.00 range.
But I loved it. So when a friend/customer asked me to recreate a few I was happy to oblige.
They look even better then before because A) I have a nifty camera B) I'm more skilled at buffing and C) I now know how to seal patina. (Renaissance wax)
I recently purchased a bunch of czech glass buttons, made some molds with them and then created pendants.
And patinated them also.
A mermaid, a ship, a shell, a chambered nautilus, a seahorse, a sunflower, a dragonfly, a peacock, a man in the moon, and a couple of decorative ones. I can't wait to list them all!
I also started a pmc collection with a lot of the same molded buttons. But they take more time so it will be a while before I can show them.
I am very frustrated with the lack of time lately. I have some things to show everyone and some things to say, but I am having the worst time ever finding time to sit down at the computer!
I have uploaded photos at flickr of the kiddos and their various ways of celebrating their birthdays. So if you like that sort of thing check it out!
My dear sister is getting married this Saturday and even though she is completely low key and laid back about everything there is still a lot to prepare ahead of time.