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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A change of Heart by Mylene Hillam of Milllanestudios

Enjoy today's post by Mylene Hillam:


They say it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind. It's something I do often when I'm designing a project. I have an idea, I start to put it together and then another idea comes into my head and I change my mind. It's a great way to explore new possibilities.


Take this necklace for instance. When I first had the idea to incorporate the two silver hearts into the design, I was going to hang the small and medium hearts below the Friendly Plastic heart..... and I was quite pleased with the way it looked. But then, just as I began to assemble the pieces, it happened - I changed my mind! A different idea popped into my head: What if I changed the order of the hearts? What if I placed the smallest heart at the top of the design and the largest heart at the bottom? I like how that looks even better! Rearranging the hearts has completely changed the balance of the piece. And it's unexpected - you expect the design to taper at the bottom of the pendant - but reversing the order has made the piece much more interesting.


Isn't it wonderful to be a woman just so you can change your mind?



Be sure to check out all of Mylene's creative artwork featuring Friendly Plastic along with another of her specialties - RESIN!  visit her blog:  www.milllanestudio.blogspot.com


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