Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Custom Creations - Artistic Challenges

I love what I do. I love creating. It's a part of my being, just like my arms or toes - my creativity, need for artistic outlets is a physical part of me. (It may sound odd and artsy-fartsy but that is the best way I can describe this thing I've always known and tried to express...)

This also means I love creating custom pieces! I enjoy the very specific challenge of turning someone's vivid dreams or uncertain desires into the treasured earrings or perfect picture frame. So, go ahead, by all means, ask away!

I recently met a wonderful woman online that was looking for a necklace, bracelet, and earring set. I had picked out the following information from our brief email conversations:

1. I love earth tones, but bright ones...
2. ...I love your works with tumbled stones! They are delectable!

3. I like long earrings.

4. I like your bracelet designs the best...

5. Dangles please me.
6. ...I like shorter necklaces...
7. I like free-formed organic things that have to be touched.

And, this is what I made:

When I shared these images with their potential owner, this is what she had to say:

::jaw falls off:: I am speechless. All I can really tell you is I clicked on the pictures you sent me until I had the necklace with bracelet and the earrings covering both sides of the monitor screen, then I sat there and stared at them for about ten minutes, then again for another 20 minutes... It is quite simply the most beautiful set I have ever seen, EVER, and I am in shock that it belongs to me. Every other thought I'm having about it is coming out as a stutter. I knew I'd love it, but that is... undescribably scrumptious. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!!!!!!! Can't possibly think of anything else to say! I literally am speechless. And I'm NEVER that, as you may have noticed.... THANKYOU!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

And, while I'm not sure if a warehouse filled with zillions of my creations to be sold at Zellers and Kmart, Saks or Bloomingdales, a boutique in Martha's Vinyard, or artist to the stars is in my future - I think getting a message like that is an amazing accomplishment.


beornica said...

Ha! "Brief" email conversations... hehehe.
I'm going to show it off on every available occasion!!! I'm still stunned every time I look at the pictures! I can't WAIT to get it!!!!

Staci Rose said...


I didn't want to name names; I'm so glad you posted! :D

You'll have to send a photo and model your jewelry! ;)