Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Purple and Dove Grey

Purple and Dove Grey
Originally uploaded by satyridae
Here's a photo of the first bracelet in what I plan to be a series of pieces loosely based on the works of Maud Hart Lovelace, who wrote the Betsy-Tacy series of books. There is going to be a Betsy-Tacy convention in Mankato, MN this summer, and I've been invited to sell some jewelry there. I thought convention-goers might like some jewelry that ties in with the books.

Carney Sibley, who is a year older than Betsy, Tacy and Tib, thinks of her family as sort of "dove grey" and when she meets Sam Hutchinson and his extravagant family, she thinks of them as "purple". This color scheme is revisited throughout the book.

If you haven't read these books, you should. If you have read the books, you should come to the convention. Read more about it here: BT Convention.


Marlaine said...

This is an interesting idea to use a book series as inspiration for jewelry. I'm going to have to think about my favourite books!

SarahKelley said...

Oh Melody! How wonderful for you! It's perfect! I know how much you love books and those books particularly. It's awesome! Yay!