Saturday, December 15, 2012

"Silver Spoon Pendant"

Still Trying To Come To Grips With The Tragedy Yesterday In Newtown, Connecticut.  I Wept Off And On Throughout The Night And Again Today.  My Spirit Just Can't Seem To Rationalize Such Innocence Lost.
I've Finally Decided That If I Don't Quit Watching The News Reports, I'm Gonna Sink Into Total Darkness.  So I Got Busy Distracting My Heart And Mind And Took Some Photos Of A New Pendant I've Been Working On.

I Used A Jeweler's Saw To Remove The Top Portion Of A Vintage Silver Spoon, Sanded And Smoothed The Surface, Then Torch Fired A Sweet Sterling Silver Bow To It.  I've Seen These Type Pieces Created Before And Wanted To Try To Tackle The Process.

Y'all ~ I'm So Glad To Have A Creative Outlet To Help Distract My Spirit From Some Of The Awfulness Existing In Our World.  I Sincerely Believe God Gave Me (and all of us) The Joy Of Creating As My Purest Form Of Saving Grace.  He Knew I'd Be Needing It For Troubling Times Like Today.  


Kelly Berkey said...

Oh Terri, it's beautiful. Vintage, sweet, and the history it holds will give the wearer a preciousness of it's past.

Much love from your friend in MO!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I know what you mean, Terri. Can only watch so much about the tragedy until I have to turn it off. Brokenhearted for those families.

Love this sweet spoon art! Beautiful work, friend.

patty said...

Oh, Terri, this is just gorgeous! I totally agree about the creative outlet. It heals and saves. Like nothing else. We decided early on to just skip the news. We know what happened. It's just way too overwhelming to keep going over the details....If it helped in some way, it would be worth it but it doesn't. I think you have put your energies in the right place my friend.