Tuesday, September 8, 2009

THE NORTH SHORE CURVES LIKE THE MOON


The moment I saw the uploaded thumbnail of this in my photo file, it reminded me of something I made many years ago in an Introduction to Jewelry Making course. One assignment was to make something out of sheet silver, including a bezel. I designed a pin in the shape of a crescent moon, with an arm reaching out from the center, in the style of an old Roman or Celtic penannular brooch, only instead of ending with a sharp pin point, it had a slim silver arm that widened into a spoon shape at the end, where I put the bezel, with a small piece of amethyst set in. Then I put a regular pin fastener on the back. After the stone was dropped in place and the silver polished up, it looked more Art Deco than old world Celtic, but I was pleased. I remember the amethyst got cracked at some point, and the moon got a nick in it, but I have no idea where that pin is today. I haven't thought of it in decades, and wouldn't have yet if I hadn't taken the photo of the north chore curve into the Pelee peninsula.

Roman penannular brooch photo from www.darwincountry.org

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful shot, Deborah, and it does remind me of a new moon! Interesting about your pin -- how do things just disappear sometimes???

Have a great day!

Sylvia

bobbie said...

Yes the photo does remind you of the moon.
I like the pin too. I can picture it with some things I own.

Kevin said...

The pin shot is really cool, does look a little like the moon. Looks like the weather is beginning to change out east? Certainly fall is around the corner here on the west coast.

Lin said...

lovely shot, it certainly helps how you frame your photo. your pin sounds very artistic.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I hadn't thought about that--but it is true. The North Shore does curve like the moon... What a neat photo to prove it, Deb...

I never made jewelry--but things that I did make in past are long gone. Sometimes I wish I had have kept all of that stuff..

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sue said...

isn't it interesting how one image will remind us of another!

mom/caryn said...

You took a jewelry class?? I think that has a WOW factor off the charts. Have you done anything more with it? Your pin sounded so artsy.

Yeah.... I've made so many things in my life that I wish I had kept or could find. The few things that I have managed to keep track of are wither in my children's possesion or past detiorated one way or another almost beyond recognition.

Guess we need to get busy and make something else, huh?

Rose said...

Beautiful shot, but even more I would have liked to see your pin!

fourwindsphotojournal said...

The curves are very pleasing to the eye.
I would love to see that pin, too. What else did you make?

Cold there?

Kathiesbirds said...

Nature and art, together again! You do it so well, making all these connections! How amazing you are!

SandyCarlson said...

I see that shape, too. Made me think of Celtic jewelry. All the same roots, i guess. Beautiful view.

Quiet Paths said...

Jewelry making and shoreline... I like it! It is interesting what shapes are constantly recurring.

magiceye said...

must have been lovely!

centria said...

What a lovely piece of jewelry, and love how you tied it in with the curve of the earth. It all feels magical...