Day 1: Creative Challenge

The first day of the creative challenge is off to a racing start. Some extraordinary people have taken up the challenge and I'm looking forward to posting photos of their work in the coming weeks. Hint: purple sequined jacket coming soon. Watch this space...

I got a lucky break today, with a late start to my working day, which allowed me to take on a bigger project than would normally be possible on a week day. I made a black onxy and sterling silver pendant with a large (38mm) onyx cabochon that I've been admiring for a while - taking it out of my drawer, wondering what to make with it, and then putting it back so I could ponder the matter further. The end result is probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I'm going to wear this piece to death. In an ideal world, I'd wear it with the black vest that opera singer Kanen Breen dyed today, along with the horse hoof stilettos we saw on facebook earlier in the week. What a look! With my red hair I'd be stopping traffic.

Stephen Bennett has embarked on a music writing challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing what he comes up with over the 30 day time frame. He's premiered his first composition, Micromusic 1, tonight to enthusiastic living room acclaim. Toi toi for the second performance.

It's not too late to join the fun. Get in touch if you're up for a creative challenge...

Micromusic 1. Stephen Bennett

Micromusic 1. Stephen Bennett

Black onyx and sterling silver pendant. Scarlet Bennett

Black onyx and sterling silver pendant. Scarlet Bennett