It's a lovely, sunny and warm, spring day today, whih made me think of this necklace I made last summer. I'm not 100 % happy with it, but it was a case of using what I had at home, "man tager vad man haver".
The theme for the contest I made the necklace for was "summer memories" and I began thinking about memories. Had many different ideas, but nothing felt "right" -- until I blogged about designing with/for all five senses. It was like a minor epiphany: what is summer about if not a lot of different scents? Asphalt after a warm rain shower, dill and matjes on midsummer's eve, flowers, hay, strawberries, the sea and brine. And nothing quite trigger memories like a scent does.
I selected three natural scents that meant summer to me. First, rose petals from our old-fashioned roses in the garden I grew up with. Then,
Making netting using drops was a lot of fun, as was making the "ruffles". Things I will be doing again.
PS! You can find all the entries in the forum contest in this gallery.