An old, everyday object, transmogrified (great word Transmogrified) into something familiar yet unique. It represents moving forward in a way that is no longer wasteful like our throwaway society. Honouring the past, yet forging a new style. Cutlery always reminds me of civility - so many pages of etiquette manuals are dedicated to which spoon goes with which course. And yet, there is something so earthy about this kind of item as jewellery.
This bracelet inspired me to make a 'matching' necklace.
The necklace is made by putting a jump ring on a vintage sewing machine shuttle (Singer 127). I can wear it around my neck in case of emergency. Given the way my life has been going lately, you never know...
It's from an old machine I'm toying with. The body is quite rusty, so I might take it all the way apart just to see how it all works... not sure if I want to put it together again or make more jewellery. But that's a project for another day.
Better sell some more yarn so I can get this quick, before it's too late.