I have a completely irrational fear of bees. I cannot control myself if there is one in the slightest vacinity to me. I will scream and run. I can't help it. When my sister and I were younger I remember these tiny little terrors getting caught in our hair. Thankfully my mom would always remove them.
Despite my disdain for bees, I like their imagery. This necklace below obviously isn't a very true reproduction, but the form inspired me. I was looking at a bottle of tequilla and the emblem was so appealing that I started to sketch variations of it. This is my emblem, I have it as my Avatar for my Etsy site. It was my main piece in my BFA Show show when graduating from Northern Arizona University.
|etched sterling silver, lemon quartz and pearls|
I photographed this piece on a bar stool in my apartment. My sister helped me arrange the chain by using a pair of tweezers and meticulously manipulated the pearls and silver. It took longer than one would imagine to get the right feel and positioning of the chain, but she did a splendid job.