Thursday, October 06, 2005

Breast Cancer Awareness Necklace

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and here in Jackson, there is a week long event called "Puttin' on the Pink" October 17-21. Read more here. Yesterday when I dropped my jewelry off at the gallery, I spoke with Rachel about creating a special breast cancer awareness necklace to be given away in a drawing at the end of the week. She loved the idea, so I've worked out a sketch of my pendant design. As you can tell from the jewelry on, I base a lot of my work on an "inspiration photo". In this case, my pendant design will be made from this sketch as my inspiration. I thought I'd go ahead and share the sketch with you here...I'll be actually creating the pendant today and will share that later when it's complete.

The pendant will come complete with a chain and ready to wear. Everyone coming in to the Dickson Gallery will have the opportunity to register to win this fine art jewel, and it will be given away on Friday, Oct 21.

The design for this special awareness pendant involves a black and white checkboard background. The gallery's sign outside the building has this type of pattern and that's where I came up with the idea to use that as the background on the pendant. The ribbon will of course, be the traditional pink ribbon, representative of this cause. And the tiny heart at the bottom...that actually came from my sweet friend Paula, who has a logo shown on her latest blog with a tiny heart dangling from it. The round looping you see at the top of the sketch is the pendant bail, and the chain I will provide will slide right through there. The lucky winner of this art necklace can always change out the chain as well.

I am very excited about participating in Breast Cancer Awareness month and I'm tickled pink (no pun intended...) that I can use my talents for the benefit of a good cause.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jai, this is another example of your wonderful generosity AND your wonderful design talent! You go, girl! Hugs, Margaret S.