Be Still Listen ~ Necklace

May 9, 2014

Be Still Listen Necklace

A lot of thought goes into items that are hand­made which is one of the rea­sons I love to pur­chase hand­made items. Most every piece is unique, has a sto­ry and is cre­at­ed with lots of love. I’ve dis­cov­ered that the cre­ative process can be quick and at times, not so quick which is exact­ly the case for this nature themed neck­lace.

While work­ing on this neck­lace, I pon­dered ideas and dug in my stash sev­er­al times for the per­fect com­bi­na­tion of met­als and beads. This went on for weeks. I knew I want­ed the tee­ny tiny nest I cre­at­ed to be part of a neck­lace and that was all I knew. I decid­ed I liked the cop­per col­or next to the nest so I ham­mered and shaped a pen­ny for it to sit inside. Then I start­ed attach­ing and lay­er­ing addi­tion­al met­al pieces until I cre­ate the square base.

Next, I need­ed to include nature themed accents. I like eclec­tic neck­laces with lots of move­ment so I cre­at­ed some bead charms from a  mosa­ic bead and a few rosary beads from a strand I’ve been hoard­ing for a very long time. I attached a bird and leaf charm to the rosary beads and a long glass teardrop chan­de­lier piece to the mosa­ic bead. As I looked at the neck­lace it still seemed to be lack­ing some­thing so I added a vin­tage brass tag that mom and dad found for me. The size, col­or and shape worked per­fect­ly but would not be com­plete until I added some words. So I start­ed read­ing through a vin­tage book and once I got to page 168 I final­ly found the three words I want­ed, Be Still Lis­ten. I think these words are per­fect for a nature themed piece and help reju­ve­nate the soul.

Be ~ in the moment (I have to work real­ly hard on this one)  Still ~ sit­ting still allows nature to come to you  Lis­ten ~ hear the birds sing, the wind as it blows through the leaves or the rain is it falls from the sky. (The chan­de­lier piece rep­re­sents rain.)

Be Still Listen Close Up

To com­plete this neck­lace I wire wrapped a vin­tage iri­des­cent and cham­pagne col­ored bead and attached them next to the brass tag. I then com­plet­ed the neck­lace using white vin­tage rosary beads as my hope is for who­ev­er wears this neck­lace feels blessed, always. This piece is list­ed in my Etsy shop.


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