Fifth in the Snowbal series.
If you ever visited my Etsy shop you might have seen the ever present listing for a Snowball necklace. Many have asked why I name all my jewelry weird, funky names and the basic reason is this: I get bored. Really bored. Bored really easily. I hate making the same things over and over again, so every piece gets a unique name. When I created the first Snowball necklace I was just out to make something really cool for myself. I wanted it to showcase what I could do with glass, be colorful, and have the ability to go with anything I wear. One day, I sat at the torch and just made beads in colors and designs that I liked. I relaxed and let randomness and my desire take over. No two were alike or even the same color, and when I was done I strung them together and topped ’em off with a cool toggle for a clasp. Booyah! The first Snowball was born, but sadly was not named.
Fourth in the series.
Over the next few months I began wearing my beloved necklace nearly everyday. It was so easy to throw it on and not have to think about if it matched my outfit for the day or if it clashed with my jacket or not. I wore it to my first craft and art shows, to work, to school, all over. And to my surprise, people loved it, wanted it, nearly choked me to the ground to get them to make one like it. Problem was, I wanted something for myself that no one else had, something that no one else would ever have! I didn’t want my funky cool choker to be worn by anybody, even if it was a replica. Yet, requests kept coming in, people kept strangling me, and demand didn’t stop.
Sixth in the Snowball Series.
So I went back to the torch and summoned all my creative juices. I tapped into all the color combos and styles of beads I had ever made. I asked the universe to please help me be as wonderfully inventive and artistic as I had been that day when I made what I so dearly wanted. WAIT! That was it! To recreate a similar necklace with similar beads all I had to do was make beads that I liked! So I sat at the torch and let my preference and randomness take over once again. That is how every Snowball is made.
Tenth in the Snowball Series.
So when I had made another necklace like my own (but not too much like my own) I had to name it. The name had to represent the uniqueness of the piece and have the ability to repeat it over and over again. Snowflakes intrigued me, as everyone of them is different, but it just didn’t fit quite right. So one night while watching “The Simpsons” I came up with the Snowball idea. Snowball is Lisa’s cat, or actually a series of cats that she dearly loves and cherishes. They all meet unfortunate ends and are replaced by subsequent Snowballs. A lot like my necklaces.
Third in the series.
I never enjoy selling them. As each one is something I dearly love and cherish and has a bit of me melted into each one. Snowball One is mine, but here are a few more if you care to meet them!
Second in a series of crazy colorful one of a kind necklaces.