Then as he was showing his prospective purchase to a friend and she asked if I did ear cuffs.
Well, no. I've thought of it, but never gotten around to it. But I told him I'd give it a shot and see what I could come up with.
In short order I had two awesome little designs that I just love!
I'll be making more and putting them in my shop today!
It's worth mentioning that though the Primitive Series was an idea brought on by a visit to the Met, almost every design in it has been created in response to customer requests. That includes the Catching Gray earring that prompted this delightful exchange!
As I sit here wearing my two new ear cuffs, I reflect that this whole thing is a brilliant example of how collaborative handcrafted jewelry is. It connects the maker of the piece, with the person who chooses that piece to say something about themselves, with the persons that contributed to the very traditions that we base our designs on.
It's part of our heritage of art and craft, our human heritage, and it should be celebrated.