I'm so excited that Therese asked 6 of us to join her in the She Made : She Made Challenge this month. Usually this is a one-on-one between Therese and Christine. But Therese generously invited a few of us to join, and sent out a focal to work with.
I loved this piece from the moment I saw it; created by Susan Clayton, a sculptor in Tallapoosa GA. Susan says about her work "each little soulful character has an important story to tell, and I hope other people can look at them and find some connection." Therese was at an arts festival in Tuscaloosa when she came across Susan's booth, and walked away with a handful of these beautiful face focals.
I knew I was going to bezel it, but I let this one develop as I beaded along. Once I had the bezel done I knew she was going to be a pin! I had to build up the back of it just a bit because it was rounded and I wanted to be able to attached a suede backing. And then a pin to the suede. She really came alive to me once I gave her some dark beautiful locks. She feels like an 'old soul' to me, with much knowledge to share.
Thank you Therese for asking me to join this month! I loved this project. Here are the links to all the others joining the challenge: Therese, Christine, Tanya, Hope, Shirley and Bobbie