He's usually choosing one elements and designing a piece (a necklace most of the time) around that element.
I made 'The Fire' necklace for him long ago:
|'Fire': Swarovski crystals, sterling silver (designed by William)|
and not long after he asked for 'The Water' necklace - in a much similar manner:
|'Water': Swarovski crystals, sterling silver (designed by William)|
Somewhere in between - he asked (and also designed it himself) for 'The Earth' necklace:
|'Earth': faceted stone, carved stone, metal beads (designed by William)|
If you think this is candy eye - wait for what follows!
As you know, there is no such thing as 'I am not buying more beads until I use everything I get'... not in this household at least (although I must admit I was quite good and refrained myself from the usual shopping sprees I'd get into every 2-3 weeks :) )... and on Sunday we ended up at the bead store.
Where his tray looked like this:
There is jade, agate, quartz, some unknown stones, and bone beads (under the pink slip).
We couldn't make the necklace that same day, as he hoped, but we sat yesterday listening to music: he reading (last Harry Potter book), me wrapping loops and... the result is 'The Elements' necklace:
Note: the pictures are taken by William himself, that same evening, in the 'golden light' :)
|'The Elements' necklace: jade, agate, quartz, antique brass|
From the left side, top, we have the following:
- life (it looks light-blue in this picture, but it's really a light green jade - representing plants)
- light (the disc, also jade, representing the sun)
- air (the hexagonal quartz, clear like the air)
- darkness (the black diamond, some agate) - matched to the air (dark/light)
- fire (the orange oval, also agate) - matched to light
- earth (the green-brown agate) - matched to life/plants
In the middle: 'the core' - also an agate, half dark half light, and incredibly enough containing specks of all the other colours (elements). I even made the 3 jump-rings myself, as well as the triad element for the 'core' (a stroke of genius: the stones would not fall properly just looped through each other).
All wire-wrapped on antique bronze, and spaced with lovely bone tubes.
It is very nice to wear and quite light; I admit that I expected it to be more heavier, considering the number of stones it contains. It has an organic feel - as it should, since it tells a story about nature's elements: very warm and inviting.
There you have it: the mini-designer in training :) I only hope he will retain this love for living life fully, his eye for beauty, and his good taste in music and gourmet dishes.
Right now - I'm glad to have someone designing along me, and I will enjoy it for as long as it will last.