Every month Art Jewelry Elements blog contributors participate together to make something with one of the artists "Component of the Month".
April 2016 was this handmade Amulet by my friend Jenny Davies-Reazor.
Jenny and I were at Bead Fest April right next to each other, so when I saw she had a few of these available, I just had to have one!
I have been a bit obsessed with small hanging vessels for a couple of years now and have graduated to getting a "Now That's a Jig" for making some really interesting wire forms to suspend pieces with.
I knew that I wanted this piece of Jenny's to be out where I could see it every day.
I just LOVE the spirals and swirls. It is like being taken into swirls and spirals of water by a rocky coast - just falling deep into the meditation that it brings to mind.
I used Dark Anodized Steel Wire (sealed with some Renaissance Wax to keep it from rusting) and made this decided upon steel form. I then cut a long length of the 20ga wire to attach the amulet.
This is what it looks like finished and ready to use.
I am a collector of seed pods and dried garden blooms. So I added some to the amulet to hold some of the memories of those seasons now passed - time spent exploring the garden with my little kids.
And for now, it graces my working area of my bench along with another swirl steel holder waiting for another vessel to join it.
Please make sure to stop by the Art Jewelry Elements blog hop to see what these other wonderful artists have created with their Jenny Davies-Reazor Amulet: