this project has been a long time coming

it all started with an inquiry: would i be able to make a sea turtle bracelet? before i knew more about what my client wanted my head immediately went to the way i do my kinetic animals, in separate segments, and i did a quick doodle that has been on my wall all this time. i never used this idea because for that project we worked directly from her friend's tattoo. this young man had sadly passed away and his friends and family wanted this bracelet to keep him close. he was a sailor and i learned that the sea turtle tattoo is something you earn by how many oceans you have crossed

now, in my own story, i have a dear friend who is talking a lot about leaving everything behind and sailing around the world. this talk is what brought the sea turtle back onto my raidar, the imputes to finally develop my original idea. while researching the sea turtle it became quite apparent that this is a symbol that she should treasure. this is what i read:

"traditionally, the turtle is symbolic of the way of peace, whether its inviting us to cultivate peace of mind or a peaceful relationship with our environment

those who have the sea turtle as spirit animal may be encouraged to take a break in their busy lives and look around or within themselves to find more grounded and lasting solutions"

so i dedicate this pendant to Hanlie, my friend who i can count on to encourage me question social conventions, even if i dont always like it. if and when she does decide to depart, i will make a little sea turtle for her to keep close as a reminder of us

ok so the technical bits about this pendant:

this fella in the picture is sort of like the catwalk piece - he is big and heavy - made of brass and copper. after final tweeks i will make a regular size silver one to go with the other kinetic animal range

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