Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Skeleton Key for a Collaborative Art Project

Hello! I received my materials today for the Artiscape event in mid April where I will be taking Tonia Davenport’s plexiglass choker class. How exciting!! I received a gorgeous name tag that was actually a packet of beautiful cardstock with a wired organza neck ribbon running through it. Inside is the ticket for my class as well as an agenda for the 4 day event and pages for autographs. VERY nice!

Today’s bead is actually a small skeleton key that came with the Artiscape packet as part of a collaborative art project. It came in a cellophane packet that included this card explaining the art project which includes a charity auction on the last day:

A collaborative Art Project: “unlocking inspiration”
Take part in this collaborative art project by creating a work of art with a skeleton key! Anything goes here, from jewelry to canvas work to handbound books, as long as a skeleton key is somehow included (use of actual key is optional). Pieces are collected at event and displayed en masse, a wonderful display unveiled at Saturday’s “Age of Innocence” party. A silent auction follows (ends Sunday noon). Proceeds benefit the women’s fund of central Ohio. Have fun, be creative, it’s all for a good cause.

I’m excited to work this key into a jewelry project since I’ve never worked with something like this before. I’m open to ideas if you want to throw any out there! Thanks a bunch!!


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited (and honored) that you're taking my class. I know there are a lot of great classes to choose from, so it means a lot to me. :-)

I'm trying to decide what to do with my key too!

Anonymous said...

Lucky You' I have her book on plexiglass jewelry and would love to be close enough to take a class with her. I emailed her directly with a question and she returned a message within 24 hours. Her work is so much fun and has SO many variations and possibilities. Teri

Kokopelli said...

What I love to combine with keys is a heart design. I once made a necklace and called it "Key to my heart". Is that the original key in the photo? So there already is a heart.

Carole said...

What a great experience that will be! I envy you.

I would use the key with vintage looking chain and dangling beads. Have fun!