A Necklace of Bird Song.

I have an idea.  I want to make a necklace which looks like Bird Song.  A necklace that takes up space but in a minimal structural way.  As light as the notes from little beaks that surround you where ever there is a place to perch.  I'm sure I have seen a drawing of a bird with little structured triangles representing its song. Or maybe I dreamt it.  Either way, the source remains beyond my grasp.

Added to that is the first verse of the 'Hope' poem by Emily Dickinson.  I have turned these words over in my hand like a well worn pebble for some time now and wondered how it could become silver and chain and stone.

Bird Song necklace, sketch model, Cari-Jane Hakes 2011


Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul, 
And sings the tune--without the words, 
And never stops at all,

Emily Dickinson

This is rough and haphazard.  But I swear I'm going to make it beautiful!