Today is the big day for the Art Jewelry Elements component of the month reveal. I am very late posting my piece because I overslept. Way overslept. Because I spent hours making this thing (with breaks for meals and when some friends came over….) and got to bed around 3am.
We each started with one of these components by Jenny Davies-Reazor:
These components contain labyrinths and Jenny created these as she thought ahead to the new year. She wrote up some interesting info about labyrinths here.
I know today is a big party day and you are probably busy. So I’ll stop talking and start showing.
I spent hours making these coils yesterday. They are made of 18g bronze and they were very hard on my fingers.
If I had been thinking ahead, I would have torch fired then FIRST to get that nice patina (rather than AFTER) so they were softer to work with. Sigh. My fingers would have been much happier. Oh well. I’ll remember next time!
And this is the almost finished piece. It needs a clasp. But I was too tired and my fingers too sore to deal with making a clasp at 3am
I made the Egyptian coils because no matter what design ideas I had, the coils wouldn’t leave me alone. They kept whispering they were meant for this necklace. And so I googled Egyptian labyrinth just out of curiosity and discovered that the first labyrinth written about in history was “found” by Herodotus in Egypt near the “City of Crocodiles”.
Visit the other component of the month contributors for December:
And participating AJE team members:
Jen Cameron <——you are here
Jenny Davies-Reazor, your hostess
Have a safe and wonderful New Year!