So Tuesday was pretty much just as awesome as Monday. The package waiting for me when I got home was from Sharon of Livewire Jewelry. By some stroke of magic, I won a gorgeous necklace from her blog giveaway! This necklace is amazing - everything is handmade and every detail is perfect! The wire wrapping and metal work is wonderful! I promptly wore it to my Board Meeting at the Art Center, and to work today.Speaking of the Board Meeting, I had a lovely surprise there too. Before the holidays, I started a trade with a fellow board member - Sarah. She is a very talented clay artist. She needed a necklace shortened, and also wanted another necklace made in a certain color palette. In return, I asked her if she would make me a peacock. Here are the results - more of a 2D jungle scene with two peacocks - one with his tail spread and the other with the feathers down. The backside is just as funky with larger peacock feathers painted on it. She paints teeny, tiny strokes - something you'd have to see in person to really appreciate, but I'll try with the photos. I LOVE it!!!
Just so you can see more of her work, here is another piece (3D) I got from her about a year ago. A folksy chair with a dog, cat and bird. She uses vibrant colors and certainly has a look so you always know when a piece is hers. I wish I had a website to direct you to, but she only sells at the Art Center for now. Truly, these will be cherished forever!