These were completed last night, with America’s Got Talent on the computer screen, in the background. Guilty pleasure.
For some reason, I find this show utterly uplifting. To see ordinary folks who have the courage to take a step in the direction of their joy and dream is a lesson in itself. Only one person or group wins, but in the end it is a giant collective win for personal integrity, creativity and self-esteem. For me, it puts things in perspective.
Alright, so I confess that I work faster on the days I work in silence, but I have come to realize that I also do my best work when I create the most inspiring setting for the mood of the moment. Last night, that meant a bit of talent show on the side.
The pendant pouch is one of my favorite things to make and it is one of my top sellers. I’ve made some with clasps, but somehow I find this design, with a weighed down ribbon-pull that slides through a button, has a unique personality and charm.
Mine is the resting place for a small stone Roderick picked out of the River Tilt for me, in Scotland. For others, the pendant pouch holds a small data stick or keys. Some people have told me they use it to keep a folded prayer and others place a small piece of fabric doused with aromatherapy essential oil inside. Many are used as a gift pouch for jewelry.
Pouch Dimensions: 3″ x 1 3/4″. One size fits all.
Available at Ornament Studio. All pendant pouches are only $15.