Today is the David Bowie tribute Blog Hop being brought to you by Love My Art Jewelry and I wanted to participate, but I really struggled with this one. The intention of the hop was to honor his memory, his boldness and his art. I tried really hard. I studied the lyrics to his songs and pored over hundreds of photos of him online. I looked for a connection between the music he created and the pieces I create, and you know what I found? Nothing. His style is not my style. I cannot recreate "him".
And that's when it hit me! The inspiration I found from the life and work of David Bowie was to be me, and not try to be anyone other than myself. He was not afraid to be different from everyone else; he had his own look, his own style.
So for today's hop, I made a piece I feel very much reflects me and my style. I chose a handmade ceramic lotus pendant from Gaea in a soft turquoise color. It's such a pretty piece and so serene. I knotted a spiral macrame cord in tan from which to hang the pendant, then added a tassel I made of the same cord. I added a little color on the wrap of the tassel and threw in some handmade jump rings to give the necklace a little detail. This piece is everything I love and it makes me smile just to look at it.
I hope you will take the time to visit the other blog hop participants. I can't wait to see what everyone else made! You can find the links here on the Love My Art Jewelry blog.