What is better than creating and making?

Wings Necklace by Cari-Jane Hakes 2009

What is better than creating, designing and making?  I'll tell you.  When a piece wings its way off to a new home.  When people are delighted and love to wear something I have made with my own two hands.  

The Wings Necklace is now part of a private collection.  I made it as part of my series exploring the idea of expressing a tattoo as a three dimensional object.  This is where the wings came from.  They become the closure for the necklace which is composed of an almost edible array of fluorite slices.  And let's face it, all women are really angels sent from above (well, on our good days at least).