This is a first prototype of a cross pendant I have been working on. Although I am not a religious person as I am opposed to following enforced doctrines, I find that I am quite spiritual and more so as I get older. The pendant is made from genuine freshwater rice pearls and copper wire. Because the pearls are natural they will not be prone to scratching as would glass pearls. I had no real plan when I set out to make the pendant but as I look at it I see the tightly bound wire as a representation of being bound to a faith.
I have been feeling unsettled and frustrated these past few days. Already 2 weeks into the new year and I feel I am lagging behind. I have received my herbs to make my herbal pillows but lack the motivation to do anything with them. I also have a lovely collection of gemstones with which to make jewellery but feel frozen with the expectation of failure if I try to make anything. Hopefully this feeling will pass shortly and I will get my act together.