|Memory vessel: Pearls of Wisdom. Knitted copper wire|
15cm high x 6cm deep
|Example of boulder opal|
Noel asked each of us why the item was important and then we had to translate these ideas into another object.
For me, the ring is important for many reasons. The opal is from Australia, so wherever I travel I always have a bit of Australia with me. It is my birthstone. It is also made from water, something Australia doesn't have much of. What makes it most special though was that it was a present from my Nan.
With these thoughts in mind I started making a vessel to contain memories. I just happened to have a collection of faux pearls on my desk and they made their way into the container too. Inevitably it became known as Pearls of Wisdom.
My work bench is known throughout the jewellery department for its collection of interesting bits and pieces, and I have a collection of marbles which I would like to make another container for. This vessel will be all about 'losing your marbles'!