‘for the blues’

Posted: October 1, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic

for-the-blues-detail-Mo-2014‘for the blues’ Mo 2014 (detail more than twice life size)
kyanite, sapphire, sterling silver, silk wrapped steel, barnacle shell, lapis lazuli, labradorite, old blue glass beads from Africa, silk and waxed linen threads
the magic blue cord arrived on Tuesday with ‘The Healing White Raven’
for-the-blues-Mo-2014‘for the blues’ Mo 2014 (true scale)
(NB I just changed the name of this piece to “Out of the Blue” to honour all those things that come out of the blue! November 7th, 2014)

  1. Beautiful pendant, have been loving your talisman pieces

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for the encouraging words (((Debbie))) have been digging around pulling out the old treasures to do something with them while I can still see!

  2. fiberels says:

    You made something special out of all the ingredients !!!

  3. handstories says:

    What a gorgeous gathering! Especially mesmerized by that clear blue center gem.

  4. coloremartine says:

    It looks more green but i love your blue……………..

    • Mo Crow says:

      it’s been a very tricky one to photograph Martine, the only thing that’s not blue is the barnacle shell (it’s a dark purplish blue), the silk wrapped steel is ecru and the sterling silver

  5. Liz says:

    I hope this comes out right, but for me you are to beads what Jude is to quilts … transcendent

  6. The blues can be so many things
    tonight its this for you and the old man too: The Devil Dance Blues

    Sippie Wallace (born as Beulah Thomas, Nov.1,1898 in Houston, Texas; died Nov.1,1986 in Detroit, Michigan) was an American Texas-styled blues singer, and songwriter. Although her recording career stretched throughout most of the ’20s, her best work was done from 1923 to 1927 when she was recording with Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds, Sidney Bechet, King Oliver, and Clarence Williams. She recorded over 40 songs for Okeh Records, many written by herself or her brothers, George and Hersal Thomas. Among the top female blues vocalists of her era, Wallace ranked with Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, and Bessie Smith. Wallace was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1982, and was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993.

  7. Carol says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Mo! And there’s a barnacle in there, too! Love it…

    • Mo Crow says:

      the blue cord tied it all together, i had been working up a beaded knotted silk cord but it was overwhelming the simplicity of this piece so when Kathy’s blue cord arrived i just cut it all off and the piece was finished!

  8. margaret johnson says:

    yum. ox

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