For the longest time, my Muse has been telling me to make a face cane. And for the longest time I've been heroically resisting her.
You have to understand, my philosophy, when it comes to making jewelry, is simple... only make things that I might actually wear. And I have no desire to wear anything with a human face on it. Now a cat's face? Definitely. Lizards or birds - no problem (especially if it's a raven). I might even consider a dog's face... maybe. But a human face.... no way.
Don't get me wrong, I've seen some lovely things folks have made that feature face canes. Really beautiful things. But, for some reason, I feel really uncomfortable at the thought of wearing something like that. I know of others that feel this way too, but I haven't a clue why we do.
So, why should I make a face cane, right? Well, this morning when I woke up, I had an uncontrollable desire to make a face cane. I think maybe my muse had put subliminal thoughts into my dreams or something. "You must make a face cane, you MUST make a face cane." *shivers* So, after a cup of coffee I headed to my studio and made this... Sorry for the lousy photo, btw.
Muse wasn't impressed. Oh, what a task master she is!! Hey, it's a face cane, what more do you want?!
Something more, apparently. So, I gave in and let her take charge, and this is what she came up with.
It took me all morning to make it, and then... after a nap, she made me make another one (photo coming soon)!! Oh, the things I do to please my muse. *sigh*