When I made this bracelet the other day I had a story playing up in my head. I've never had a tortoise. But I couldn't help imagining we had one, by the name of Mr Tortoise :-), and that he escaped, and "ran" into the little wood next to our garden. I felt he had a good time roaming around in there among the branches, stones and blueberries. He was gone for about half a day. Eventually we would of course find him, and bring him home to the safety of our care. But he got a great adventure for a while there. And he was happy.
Do you get stories in your head like that when you make your jewelry? I do most often actually. I've never thought about it before, I guess it is just a natural part of my creating process. But this story was so strong and specific, so it stuck. I care for that Mr Tortoise, and I wish for anyone who would wear this bracelet in the future to know of his story. Doesn't he look very very content now? :-)
Mark on the other hand had a tortoise when he was a child. And apparently it used to escape about once every year, when the mating season hormones struck. They do that he was told, and it is a strong strong need, so you can't stop them. Mark always found him again, but then one year he didn't. So sad! Now, Mark really liked this bracelet when he saw it yesterday as I was taking the pictures above. Stories inter-tangling :-).
All my best,