DARK SHADOWS, a bracelet designed by Mary Drayer of Inkster, Michigan, was voted the winner of our READER'S CHOICE AWARD for the Facet Design Challenge for February 2017.
The theme was SHADOWS: Spring is getting closer, the sun is in a new place in the sky and shadows fall on the melting snow. The groundhog peeks his head out to investigate, but the woods still lay bare and silent, waiting for renewal. A shadow, a two-dimensional silhouette: blocking the light yet casting a lovely outline. The mood is eerie and quiet as the dark and the light battle for their rightful place.
Mary, a retired bookkeeper from Inkster, Michigan, described her intricate, wire-wrapped piece in such a lovely way:
"In the misty cold night, with the moonlight casting the dark shadows, stands one of the most interesting, precise designs. Its sleek curves, jet crystal and woven body is just enough to enhance, grasp, and outline anyone's wrist.
Under the moonlight, its crystal will twinkle and guide you through the night. "
We were happy to talk to Mary about her jewelry making.