Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Story telling...

I love telling a story with metal and stone...

...but I also love telling your story,

weaving your words into a tangible thread,


piece by piece,


moment by moment.


It always begins with an idea or two...
(or three...)


Design sketches
(initial design sketches)


...and ends with a meaningful, wearable tale...


Custom necklace and earring set


This set tells a story of old Serbia,


of churches rich with decoration and history,


ornate facades and masterful craftsmanship...


Custom necklace and earring set


Custom necklace and earring set


But it also tells a story of a daughter's love for her mother,


a bond all at once enduring and eternal...


Custom necklace and earring set



A gift,


a token...


Custom necklace and earring set


...a tribute to a woman admired and adored...


Custom necklace and earring set


To know that these pieces will be worn and loved by a wonderful woman


as she makes memories and enjoys moments,


and who will, 


in turn, 


add her own words to this story,


makes me very, very happy...


:-)


~*~


What is making you happy this week, my friends?


15 comments:

  1. All the designs are so beautiful, Belinda! :)

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  2. Thanks Cyn! I could have kept sketching more designs...the inspiration was so...inspiring!! LOL :-)

    -xo-

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  3. I'm totally in love with this pendant, Belinda :) The gemstones are beautiful, the shapes, the little leaves, the swirls, the little dots too, it's just perfect! I love your other, clean and simple designs too, but sometimes more is more :D

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  4. Thank you Agi, what a lovely thing to say :-) It is a vibrant design for a vibrant personality! :-D

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  5. Just beautiful Belinda! And don't throw away those gorgeous sketches either, they'd look so fabulous framed en masse on your workshop wall.

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  6. Wow. One of these days I would like to have you tell MY story. That is exactly, EXACTLY the way that I work with my clients. I tell THEIR story. I just finished one such request that I will write about soon. This is just a stunning tribute to a woman that is well loved. So meaningful and perfect Belinda. Thank you for sharing the gift of that inspiration with us!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  7. Spectacular Belinda....your work showcases the story, your words describe it. Hope all is well!

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  8. I absolutely love this! The design, the shapes, the colours, the embellishments, the story ... Just so beautiful!

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  9. ... both you, and the amazing stories behind silver and stones, make my heart sing ...

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  10. Oh sweet friend ~ you've truly found your forum in this medium, your work is gorgeous beyond words!
    Thank you so much for your supportive comment on my blog ~ your thoughts and uplifting words mean the world to us and your friendship remains simply precious!
    ♥Sharon

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  11. Amazing. I love to watch as you progress in your silversmithing.

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  12. Belinda, whatelse can I say...Beautiful!!!

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  13. I have reached your blog by chance, and I'll stay here as a regular reader.. your works are great, wonderful!!!!. Congratulations. For everything.

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B.
-xo-