Project Finished!

Finally finished and photographed the jewelry collection I’m making for a local art show at the Vine Arts Center in Minneapolis, put on by an art discussion group called “The Art Salon for Fertile Minds.”

http://www.vineartscenter.com/

http://www.meetup.com/Art-Salon-for-Fertile-Minds/

I will post more about this show as our plans progress.

The theme of the show is “The Space Between the Words.” That can be interpreted many ways… the phrase was chosen because we are a group of artists who discuss our art at the Art Salon every month, and our art is created on our own time, “between the words” we say at the group.

My own interpretation refers to my short story collection, “If the World Ended, Would I Notice?” In the first story, “Doug Day,” I described a necklace given by one character to another. It was basically my dream necklace, the epitome of exactly what I find beautiful.

http://www.erikahammerschmidt.com/if-the-world-ended-would-i-notice/

Between two paragraphs, I included a pen-and-ink illustration of it. So the inspiration for this jewelry collection came literally from “the space between the words.”

The project is almost done. It’s crafted in sterling silver and stainless steel, with lemon quartz, blue mystic quartz, pearls, amethysts and other assorted gemstones.

It includes a necklace, earrings, ring, bracelet and crown.

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