For a long time now, I have nourished the idea to make jewellery inspired by power lines. The more I look at the elegant steel structures, the more I see in them. The variety of shapes. The glass discs. The patterns that change depending on the angle you see them from. The sky and the light around them. The way they walk the landscape.
When this hype started, I referred to it as my “power line nerd week” (you can read about it here). Truth is that by now, I’ve been a power line nerd for two years. Now, I’m trying to kick off the photo making and move on to the metal making.
I have enough photo material to pull inspiration from. It’s time I check my supply of silver wire. Have found some glass beads too, not disc shaped but with the right colours.
I’m curious to see what happens. Perhaps I’ll find that nothing – not even jewellery – can beat the real thing? Perhaps I’ll find that the beads make them look like Christmas trees? Perhaps the solder work will drive me crazy?
There is only one way to find out: to start playing.
What do power lines mean to you?