These are a couple of "medals" I made for Whip-Up's Whiplash. I made them based on a notion I have that the average woman is generally heroic... and often vastly under-celebrated.
I got the idea because I wanted to use ribbon in my textile jewelry experiment. I had already used antique lace in an earlier projects a couple of years ago.. and I love it, but Whiplash is really about trying something new.
These are made up of rescued ribbons, nearly antique watch cases, polymer clay, glitter and shrinky dinks. All stuff I had about the house. (I live in a house just crammed full of junque.)
Since one of the themes is textile inspired jewelry and the other is multi media I figure I am going to try and qualify on both counts!
I thought a lot about what women do that should earn them a medal:
industry, thrift, vision, courage, creativity, resourcefulness, tenacity, honor, loyalty and kindness.
And I thought about the celebrating the infamous:
reckless, libertine, brazen and bold.
There is something to honor in every woman. And she deserves a medal.