However the "shoe was on the other foot" when Julian from Swordweaver offered to create a necklace for me.
Julian asked me what design I might like?
A simple question indeed.
What would I like?I had no idea, in fact the very notion of thinking of something "just for me" was quite foreign to me.
This lack of creative inspiration surprised me. Usually I have ideas overflowing from my notebooks and sketchpads but something to be created for me alone was a new and slightly scary concept.
Julian and Jane are very talented and patient folk and each time we met up at craft events I would be asked again if I had any ideas. Eventually I tentatively asked if he could create a pendent with the Yin Yang symbol on it?
And what a joy my necklace is!!Created from titanium so it will never tarnish or scratch this eternal symbol is a very special to me. I had no idea how Julian would interpret my idea, not even that he intended to make it from titanium, but my finished pendent has such life in it, the colours change as I move reminding me of the constant changes in the balance of life.
It is a source of delight every time I wear it.