Sunday, May 24, 2009

Really good things . . .

. . . come in small packages. On Friday our mail carrier knocked to let me know she had a small package for me. It's not unusual for me to forget that I've ordered something, so I immediately looked at the return address; it was from jewelry artist Deryn Mentock. I love, love, love her work! If you're not familiar with Deryn you can check out her blog or her Etsy shop. Chances are any current, or past, issue of a Somerset magazine will feature either her jewelry or mixed media art. And if that's not enough for you, have a look at some of her photography. She's also hosted a jewelry challenge over the past year or so that I've participated in.

Back to the package. I have had a project in mind for some time and knew I'd seen one like it somewhere a long time ago and I needed some information on where to get some of the materials. After contacting what I thought was the obvious source and being wrong, it occurred to me that I had seen a photo of this project attributed to Deryn. Yes, I'm being secretive about the specifics of the project for now but you'll see it eventually here on my blog.

Anyway, I emailed Deryn to ask about where to get a ring binder assembly like she had used in the original project. These are apparently quite difficult to find unless you are willing to purchase a couple hundred of them. Deryn couldn't remember where she got her assemblies -- she emailed me that she had one lying around somewhere, asked for my address and
said she would send it to me.

When I opened the package I found she had sent me two of the binder assemblies and -- surprise! -- a bonus package of great beads. It's almost as if she knew of my obsession with skulls.

The binder assemblies that I desperately needed and cool handcarved bone beads! Thank you, Deryn, for your kindness and sharing! And the rest of you: send someone something! It doesn't have to be large or expensive, just send it and make someone's day.


Carrie said...

How fun Kay!! She sounds like a nice lady. The beads are great, and I can't wait to see what you are going to do with the binder clips! I meant to thank you for the mother's day shout out a couple of weeks ago- that was so sweet. We love you guys!!

Deryn Mentock said...

You're so welcome! Glad you got the package...

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