My friend Mary Ellen, a/k/a BeeTreeByMe, blogged about my Rock Goddess Earrings today on her blog. Her post encouragses us to branch out in 2012 and try something new in our creative endeavors.
I have been feeling guilty about not using polymer in my latest designs, and M.E. gave me a boost with her post. I still love polymer, and will never abandon it, but I think it's time to knock down the sides of that box and see what else I can do. I was worried that I'd lose sight of style I've become known for, that elegant, heirloom look that I love; and that no one would recognize my new work as mine. M.E. pretty much squashed that notion for me by saying that she liked that I could step outside my comfort zone and still maintain my personal style. She felt the earrings were a good example of that, and we've come up with a new name for the style "Edgy Heirloom." So, a great big hug and a THANK YOU, M.E. I'll go out on a limb with you anytime, my friend!
Speaking of non-polymer, here are a few of the newest necklaces I've been working on this weekend. If you would like to see more, and more detail on these, please visit my flickr photostream.
Tonight, it's back to the studio to start on some polymer pieces inspired by St. Valentine's Day, and some Celtic knot jewelry inspired by my Irish roots and St. Patrick's Day.