This project has been accepted for publication and, as a result, I have removed the images from this post.
I will be reinserting the images once the project is published.
At the beginning of a new year, some bloggers adopt a word to inspire them for the year. (You can see my word here and here.)
This year, Tracy Statler from Make Bracelets! posed a jewelry challenge: choose an inspiration word or phrase and make a piece of jewelry using that word/phrase.
My word for the year is "will." I chose it to remind myself that I have the power to make my goals happen.
One of my goals this year is to move away from patterns and work with my own ideas. This challenge was a great place to start.
I wanted to make something I could see -- a constant reminder of my goals. To that end, I decided on a ring. I was inspired by the idea of spinner rings, rings which have an inside base and an outside layer which spins.
I started beading a quick peyote ring in my favorite color of seed beads.
Then I stamped my word on a length of copper sheet. I textured and aged the copper and formed it around the peyote ring.
I decided against letting the copper spin because I had this great idea for the back of the ring.
Tracy, thank you so much for starting this challenge. It was a blast.
Please check out all the other participants to see their inspirational jewelry.
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