Saturday, August 28, 2010

EtsyMetal Project Runway Challange - Season 8 Epi 4

"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.


Maggie said...

So beautiful! Great job, it's fun to see your work and the inspiration it came from...

E² - Esther Eve Metalsmith said...

Thanks Maggie!
Is it unusual that everytime I see a post update and your name pops up, that I want to call you Maggie May!?!

I have a lot of fun with my EtsyMetal Team challenges, now that I'm self-employed and actually have some time to create ;o) It's really important to me to be a part of a group of such talented individuals, the collective brain and experience of the team is mind boggling!

Lesley @ said...

Love love this piece.... and it's so wearable (even though I would never wear that hat).

Thought of Joseph today... someone used a paper towel for a coffee filter and when Peter saw it, he repeated the famous hotel room with light shining in Joseph comment. ;-)

E² - Esther Eve Metalsmith said...

Lesley, I could SO picture you in that hat ;o) hehe, not really!

Thanks for the little reminder of Josephs silliness today...

"gghhheee - tttooooe"

good times.