This pendant is designed based on the painting above that I started and haven't quite finished.
How Its Made:
How Its Made:
As you can see, it is a cross with a wave over it. I have done this by layering different enamels and drawing the designs with a toothpick. I love this technique. It allows for so much creative freedom. I hand fire the copper in each layer, until I have the desired design. ......
The Story Behind the pieces:
My father-in-law gave me a book about a year ago titled "I would Die For you" . It is a testimony of a 16 yr old boy who chose to be obedient to what God called him to do. On his second trip to Peru, he contracted an infection and passed away. The book is about the fulfillment in his life beyond our comprehension, and more than most would ever dream of; even after living a "full" 100 yr. B.J. Higgins brought peace and Joy to so many people's lives, because he sought after "heartbeat obedience" to God. I really felt touched by this, and in turn challenged to live the same way.
Since reading that book, I have made the decision to live my life differently; For God's purpose and not mine. There is so much darkness and hate in this world, I have made the decision not to allow myself to get in the way of any light through my own selfish desires.
Thus, the painting and the pendant. These are illustrations to me of the heart standing alone;and in turn being over taken by the "wave" of obedience and experiencing such beauty and joy. The heart alone in this, would look lonely. but with the power, vibrancy & beauty of the wave, it is given life! The painting will have vines going t the top of the right side, I haven't added those yet. :) To me, this will represent giving the heart life and purpose.
Through my own life lessons, trial and error, unfortunately; I've learned to live for what I am called to do. Be a light in the darkness of our time. And that is the story of these pieces.
A little peek into the world of the designers heart. :)
Have a great weekend!