Gran Sonrisa – Necklace
I’ve been falling in love with this season’s “happy colors” that I can’t stop noticing in fashion, interior design and home decor every time I walk by my favorite Philadelphia boutiques and furniture stores. I’m particularly mesmerized by the gorgeous happy-greens, the bold orangy-pinks and the soft purples that my eyes -seem- to have learned to notice everywhere, bringing a HUGE smile to my face
The “Gran Sonrisa – Necklace” (Huge Smile -Necklace in english), is the first jewelry piece of my Spring-Summer 2012 “Colossal Beads” collection. Each of the beautiful one-of-a-kind beads was individually designed and manually crafted with as much love as my heart knows to give. This newest baby of mine will be part of my soon-to-be-re-launched online store, and I’m already pretty jealous of the lovely lady that will own it very soon
… Do you know what has been (surprisingly) the best part though? How wonderfully unique this peace of “love and clay” made me feel today, as it rested on my chest.
This was SUCH a delightful necklace to make!! Many of the amazing fellow artists that I’ve come to know and am honored to call friends of mine, always ask me why don’t I use more tools to automate and accelerate the process (cutting, shaping, mixing, etc, etc), aside from the fact that many of these tools make everything look “flawless”, in the sense that machines make everything perfectly “even” and “flat” and can repeat “sizes” perfectly, not to mention that machines make everything automatically FASTER!
And yet, I LOVE that exact process! I love making the details one-by-one, with my bare fingers. And I love for each of my pieces to show the “imperfections” that are magically created by the imprint that my fingers leave. It IS what makes my pieces VERUDESIGNS pieces! It is so much about the journey of creating them. Yes… I love what I do, and I so hope you enjoy the results as well
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