Monday, November 12, 2007

Made It Myself Monday: That Woman Deserves a Medal

please click photo to enlarge... the details were a bit tricky to photograph

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.


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  • 15 comments:

    Aurora said...

    ooh! love these and really love the concept--you are so correct--- every woman deserves a medal!

    Scarlet Tanager said...

    These are lovely and you are so right. Fabulous!

    Lisa said...

    Wow! These are neat. Are they general honors or specific ones like "Yeah me! Another day that I didn't killed DH or the kids!" or the Silver Star of Edible Dinners?

    laura said...

    It wasn't until I clicked on the photo that I noticed the little owl on the one on the left!

    Bravo on women deserving medals!!!

    Ali said...

    Amen to that!

    Casey said...

    what a great idea!! :)

    fayrene said...

    how much would you charge for these in your etsy shop?

    amanda button said...

    I LOVE it! This is such a fantastic concept, and you've realized it gorgeously!

    claire said...

    Fabulous as usual! I'm gonna need me one or two of those...

    jungle dream pagoda said...

    Love it ,so clever and aesthetically wonderful to boot!

    kristin said...

    hooray! wonderful on all counts. we do deserve a medal...:)...love that!

    i missed the headband post. what a perfect little project, one i could actually accomplish during Peanut's nap time.

    mimi k said...

    Perfect! I need to make myself some of these and then have an awarding ceremony where I give them to myself.

    Bitterbetty said...

    it would be fun to have a party and have everyone get an award.

    Rose said...

    Very cool - great idea,too!

    Hilde C. said...

    I really like your Whiplash entry. It was about time someone came up with a medal for women! Great work :-)

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