Today is the reveal for Erin Prais-Hintz's Simple Truths Celebration Blog Hop. I was pleased to be invited to participate by Erin at the time she sent me her Woodsy Owl. He is dear to my heart since we have had a resident owl in our trees for many years. He hoots mostly on cold winter nights. I believe he is spending the summer somewhere cooler and near water since I haven't heard him lately. When we signed up for this blog hop Erin asked to let her know our favorite quotation and I chose this one:
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." ~Maya Angelou
I love this quote from Maya Angelou and every time I enter a blog hop or other creative event I validate this idea.
close up view of part of my necklace showing the copper sticks I used
From the beginning I wanted to use these copper sticks I have been creating in my studio.
I came upon them accidentally and really enjoy making them. Here is how it happened: I mismeasured a piece of 14 gauge copper wire for a project in Deryn Mentock's Boho Bliss class that I am taking on line this summer and made these little shorties. I liked them so much that I just kept on making more whenever I used the torch for other work. After awhile I had quite a collection and decided to use them for this Blog Hop. To me they seem like the same color as the reddish bark, dried needles carpeting the forest floor and pine cones of the pine trees in our woods ( White Pine, mostly). When I added the Woodsy Owl to the chain I was so pleased with the way he fit right into the color scheme. Almost like a camouflage, and I thought of the necklace as a Habitat.
I love the way he is looking a bit puzzled. I hope you aren't as well, by my zigzag logic here as I tell you how this necklace came about.
Once I had the chain and the sticks and Woodsy laid out I was pleased but I wanted a fuller necklace so I added this Herringbone stitch necklace that I was working on to the mix and the colors together got even better. So really my piece is two necklaces in one. They have separate clasps but they are measured out to be worn as one.
Woodsy Habitat Necklace by Mary Harding
Please visit Erin and the other participants in this blog hop and see what they made. It will be a great treat for you, I am sure. Here is the list:
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