I have about depleted my cancer experience ideas. I am ready to move on. I do think it has been a good thing to turn some not so pleasant memories into something beautiful. One of the last things I wanted to portray with a necklace was the whole issue of chemo brain. When several people start a conversation with "I don't know if you remember..." you know you have a problem. I confess to be a little dingy at times before chemotherapy but this took it to a whole new level. It was like a severe case of attention deficit disorder. I started collecting elephants and had a whole variety of different types and sizes. Elephants are usually associated with wisdom and good memory. I thought they were a good symbol of my lack of either one. Once again some ideas didn't work. I will have to consider that I may be too picky.
The choker is a Russian spiral. I really like the stitch because it provides a lot of opportunities for color play. Once I had my new photography space set up I decided to try different types of props. The wooden bowl was from a gift from a friend in Africa so I thought it was appropriate. I intended to put more elephants on it but I seem to have forgotten..