The Secrets of the Fortune Keeper

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In bead work, as in life, things often take unexpected turns and end up very different to how you imagined. My Fortune Teller is a Fortune Teller no more. I was expecting to be working on it for another week, but last night as I began decreasing the horns, it abruptly informed me that it was headed in a different direction. I obliged, because I believe that creativity is all about giving in to whims and seeing where they take you.

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The resulting object is a little mysterious. I don’t quite know what it is. It’s not jewellery, so I guess it must be art. I can not call it a Fortune Teller, because it’s simply not. So I’m calling it a Fortune Keeper, as it is a secretive creature. For the moment it is poised on my dresser, looking like a menacing spiked sea-star and intimidating my blown-glass perfume bottle. Soon, I will turn it over so it can mimic a great big daisy, and let the neon yellow petals brighten up this gloomy foggy excuse for a summers day.


6 thoughts on “The Secrets of the Fortune Keeper

  1. Julie Shear

    I Love the Keeper of Fortune Secrets your hands created Jenny! It does look like a Sea Star And a Bright Beautiful Daisy!!! How WONDERFUL!

  2. Patricia Wren

    What’s great about this is versatility, by just flipping it over you have a totally different shape, mood, style… and your color choices are lovely and striking. Well done!!


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