by Rita Herrmann.
(Harrison, Arkansas USA)
A dear friend of mine asked me to make a necklace for her, based on something she had wanted for some time.
She said that she had looked for years for a turquoise and coral necklace, but never found one “like the one she had pictured in her head.”
She said she couldn’t draw what she wanted, because it never turned out the way she intended.
Since she had a particular look stuck in her head, I asked her a series of questions, so I could basically “see” the same mental picture she had.
We live 1000 miles apart, so we had to create this via email.
After a week of emails with answers to questions and sample photos, I spent an evening making this piece.
She actually cried when she saw it, saying she had wanted this for years, but could never put it in words.
She sent a picture of herself right after she opened the package. The look on her face is exactly why I make jewelry – in hopes that someone sees a piece that means something special to them.
Locust Hill Designs at Etsy
I actually said “Wow!” out loud when the photo came up on this page.
What a stunning blend of shapes, bead sizes, colors, wirework and knockout focal.
I love the story of how you created Andrea’s dream for her. Wonderful!
This necklace is stunning, Rita! And to think you were able to create it from someone else’s thoughts and desires is fantastic. Very very nice!Vibrant
I love this color combination, Rita, and you’ve certainly found a creative way to wind these beads and wire together. Bravo!
by: Rita Herrmann
Thank you for your kind words. I have to say, the end result even surprised me!
I appreciate your comments,
I’ve just added the link to your Etsy shop below your name, at the bottom of your writeup.
Thanks so much for letting me know! :o)
I Want To Sit By The Ocean!
Striking blues and reds, perfect balance of colors, very inviting!
What a lovely necklace and how stunning the colors and your wire work.
Lovely story of how it all came together – very touching!
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by: Sam Ryder
Thanks for sharing this story, Rita. It shows that there is so much more to jewellery than simply releasing the creativity of the creator – it’s about relationships as well. The final piece is marvellous!
by: Jane Christie
Love your colours…makes me want to visit Arizona again!