Happy New Year! It is 2017 and we at MNYW are excited to share with you new one-of-a-kind products that we have made. :3
When was a child I loved everything about charmed bracelets. The idea that magic resided in each trinket amazed me, and I always wanted to create my own. This charm bracelet carries not only the magical ideas of my childhood, but also parts of it, as each piece is from a memory and a part of my history as a young woman. In that respect this is why I cannot possible re-create this piece as the pieces I took them from other broken necklaces and far away countries that I once travelled to.
I remember buying this pendant from an old friend of mine. I really loved it dearlly for many years, but as time went on the tree-of-life for me gave wings and became something more of a bird of the sky, so my attachment to this amulet also grew weary. That was when I decided that I would give it a new home and a new purpose, in order to keep the tree of life growing, whether it is in my hands or another’s.
At the back I realised that the previous owner scrapped something out, and I felt that it must be a tradition to leave a mark on the tree of life, so in faint streaks, I wrote the words “LIFE”, and it’s been there ever since.
This pretty butterfly is made of metal and acrylic. It was previously a fixture in another bracelet, but after that bracelet came apart, I felt the need to preserve this bit. Years later found myself using it in different creations, and finally I love how it works together with all the other elements of the bracelet, to create this lovely warm and smooth link in the chain.
I have always had a deep fascination with hand made goods. Since I was little my mother spent a lot of time hand making and sewing a lot of our clothes. She loved to dress my older sister and I up like little princesses. I loved the feel of the long dresses and the bright colors and deep blues that she choose stayed with me for a long time. That it why when saw this tiny trinket, I knew I had to include it because it truly reflects what it in my heart every time I create a new accessory or clothing item; it’s always made with love.
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I actually made this piece as a celebration of pride, and have been waiting eagerly all year to be able to talk about it a little more in depth.
The rainbow wooden beads we used in this piece was actually a blessing from a lovely couple who used to make a lot of string bracelets using the wooden beads. When they heard that we were setting up My Neck Your Wrist, they gave us a whole box of these lovely wooden beads and told us to have fun with them~!
It has been a pleasure working with the beads as they are so finely polished and the colours are so vibrant I am astonished that after so long, they are still in such good condition! This is the thing you can always trust with wooden jewellery – the quality gets better with time.
The piece is currently still available for sale on the website and I’m happy to say that this month there will be more pieces like this appearing as we have recently discovered new amazing gems and beads~! So we’re looking at working on more experimentation in the creative process and hopefully we may even video tape some of it!