i had a very awful thing happen to me today. i felt a real betrayal from someone who has been a dear friend for a long time. lately, i seem to be getting myself into trouble for being honest all over the place. and, truth be told, it's sort of always been that way. i am one of those people that people either love or hate for their honesty. i tell it like it is. i do not beat around the bush. i tend to call people on their shit. i get into trouble a lot. i've had a rather lonely life.
after the conversation with my friend, i felt compelled to make this piece. can you guess who wrote the song that inspired it? that's right. conor oberst. i can't help it. he's the best songwriter i know and his words speak to me like no others...
the stone: apatite. the color makes me giddy. i've always loved this stone in its' bead form and it recently occurred to me that i may be able to find it in cabochon form. i lucked out and bought a LOT of it. you will be seeing it around. it's the most succulent shade of teal blue. the photos are misleading; it appears opaque, but it really is not. it has this amazing chatoyancy and shimmer and i can't really describe it.
the song: a really rather silly one called true blue. it's all about being blue and the color blue, and really, about being true to yourself. you can read the lyrics here. as most of us probably have, i have struggled with "being myself" for my whole life. i love this song.
as usual, making this piece helped me feel better. then, while i was waiting in line at the store, i saw this quote, written on their white board.
be who you are
and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
~ dr. suess
i also made a raven thoughts necklace today...
with bezel-set onyx and garnets
and a handmade link chain with garnet, vintage black glass, and freshwater pearl beads, finished with a figure eight clasp and a faceted garnet lantern!
it was so great to be out in the shop all day today! it's been too long. i get to "work" all day friday too!