mary jane dodd
'release' mjd 2013
releasing can be critical to your ability to rebound.
metal work is shelved for me right now -
so i decided to focus a bit
upon my use of fibers.
a basket for wearing mjd 2013
to allow myself to explore things more fully
that i had wished to try before.
soft summer whites mjd 2013
finding ways to make the knotting, weaving and threading
from my youth
a bit more grown up.
grow mjd 2013
thinking of ways to make bits of this and that into something
if you are attracted to using fibers in your work,
i encourage you to always think about the strength of your material
and how it will wear over time as it rubs against metal.
how it can support the weight of your pendant or other components.
i personally love using waxed irish linen thread
for its strength and knotting abilities.
if you're new to fibers and are looking for some inspiration,
take a look at
a book created around the use of fibers in jewelry.
i think i speak for most of us when i say
that making/creating/exploring is not just something
we like to do,
we have to do.
if you find your life turned upside down,
be open to new ways
of expressing yourself.
then give yourself permission
to sink into them.
not only will you be learning
a new skill,
but you will begin to heal
that modern medicine cannot fix you.
it will be the balm
that soothes your spirit.
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