"La vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui
Va-t-il nous dechirer avec un coup d'aile ivre
Ce lac dur oublie que hante sous le givre
La transparente glacier des vols qui n'ont pas fui!
Un cygne d'autrefois se souvient que c'est lui
Magnifique mais qui sans espoir se delivre
Pour n'avoir pas chante la region ou vivre
Quand du sterile hiver a resplendi l'ennui.
Tout son col secouera cette blanche agonie
Par l'espace infligee a l'oiseau qui nie,
Mais non l'horreur du sol ou le plumage est pris.
Fantome qu'a ce lieu son pur eclat assigne,
Il s'immobilise au songe froid de mepris
Que vet parmi l'exil inutile le Cygne."
"Will the virginal, strong and handsome today
Tear for us with a drunken flap of his wing
This hard forgotten lake which the transparent glacier
Of flights unknown haunts under the frost!
A swan of former times remembers that it is he
Magnificent but who without hope gives himself up
For not having sung of the region where he should have been
When the boredom of sterile winter was resplendent.
All his neck will shake off this white death-agony
Inflicted by space on the bird which denies space
But not the horror of the earth where his wings are caught.
Phantom whom his pure brilliance assigns to this place,
He becomes immobile in the cold dream of scorn
Which the Swan puts on his useless exile."
this necklace began because of my EtsyMetal Teams Project Runway Challenge, where each week we watch the newest episode, and create a piece based on the challange within the show!
this past week was a very inspiring episode, where infamous Milliner Phillip Treacy was the guest judge, and brought some of his delicious hats that the contestants had to create an outfit to compliment.
our Etsymetal Teams project was essentially the same idea, to create a piece of jewelry to compliment whichever hat you choose.
this particular hat called out to me while I watched the episode, and I knew immediately what I wanted to create with metal and stone.
it had this interesting and modern version of an Art Nouveau style, and I wanted my piece to reflect that in a less obvious manner.
as it began to take shape beneath my fingers, I was reminded of the shape of a elegant swan neck, and sought out the Mallarme poem that I've long thought was so beautiful.