simple string #5


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It is, alas, not turquoise. I KNOW, THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME but it’s marcasite. Pretty, though.

“So powerful, in fact, is simple string in taming the world to human will and ingenuity that I suspect it to be the unseen weapon that allowed the human race to conquer the earth …” — Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years

They’re not strung on string but they’re definitely strung. I couldn’t resist the reference to one of my favorite nonfiction books. Very much worth reading.

(why YES I deliberately used gold-colored chain with grey & copper hammered wire, have you MET me)

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• the copper wire is from my brother-in-law, who used to fix diesel generators for a living • to him, it’s scrap • to me, it’s YAY FREE WIRE

• the thick-ass grey wire came from a field near the house • there’s an OLD old well there • yes, old enough they used aluminum wire • y’all that stuff is HARD to bend

• the thin grey wire comes wrapped around each roll of hardware cloth we buy • hell YEAH i’m using it • it’s? probably aluminum?

• some of the beads are from a friend named Elizabeth • the marcasite actually came from my mom • thanks y’all!

• the chain came from Aunt Ann’s stash • SO MUCH FUN


it's this big:

• this pendulum is 13.25″ long

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