“Surrender”, AnnieK Jewelry Enters Design Competition
How long does it take to create something… as long as you’ve got.
The deadline was Tuesday at 5pm. I’d been working on the design for a month, and damn the computer was agonizingly slow at rendering my final rendition.
It was now 3:10, I wanted to do one more angle of the render, and with each one taking almost 2 hours, there just wasn’t time. I finally went back to an earlier version, adjusted the lighting in photoshop, and YES, that was it, It was now going on 4:00, with a click, just under the deadline, all was uploaded!
A pearl and diamond necklace named SURRENDER… This piece was a challenge and the name fits on several levels. The oyster surrenders the pearl, created by an irritation in the the smooth interior of the shell. There’s the rugged texture of the exterior of the shell- protecting its treasure inside. And when the the lips of the shell are pried open, the oyster surrenders its treasure.
On a more personal note, this was my biggest undertaking to date on a digitally created piece of jewelry / sculpture. I adore flowing lines, and they are a challenge to create on the computer, where all tends to be more hard edge geometric, and not so forgiving. Wow, did I come up against some challenges. It was only when I stopped trying to do it logically, and and surrendered and entered the mindset of the wireframe cad, that it all started coming together.
So the oyster and I both surrendered, and this necklace was the gift of the surrender.
Wish me luck in the competition, and send good thoughts along with this creation.
Unlike taking a car to a show and you know that weekend, I will not know until early Nov. I’ll share the results and more photos then.