Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Louisiana Challenge


   I just completed a challenge that was posted by the Louisiana Street Team. It was to create an item that was inspired by "Jazz." Obviously that is quite a large category, specifically in the Greater New Orleans Area. I'm originally from a bit farther South than the Crescent City, 60 miles further South. The kind of music that was key to my region was Zydeco and Swamp Pop. As soon as I recognized this, I was immediately inspired to create this piece. 
   It is influenced by the washboard, which is a major instrument in many bands that were from my area. I added a pearl because my town, Houma, was the oyster capital of the United States up until about 30 years ago. I'm very proud of this piece because I feel that it reflects a very personal part of my history. 
   It's made of sterling silver and has a freshwater pearl. It's quite heavy and slightly longer than a quarter. 
   I must say, that this challenge was a lot of fun, and I'm very proud of what was created. As soon as I see some of the other pieces from the challenge, I will post them with a little description.
Cheers!

1 comment:

Mattos said...

Hello. I love your jewelry, all of it. So artistic and beautiful. I have added you to my blog and will be checking back to see all your new amazing work.