Monday, February 23, 2009

dear glass: an open confession

Dear Glass,

I have something I'd like to talk to you about. First, I'd like to affirm that nothing has changed between us. I still love you. You know I love you, right? You're the original muse, and you could never be replaced.

That being said, I've been having certain cravings lately that I can no longer deny. Cravings for lightness and playfulness and bold color that I feel are not fully satisfied by our relationship. I need to confess. I've been seeing plastic on the side. You probably noticed. I've been scattering plastic around the house in a quiet way. There have been certain charges on our credit card that, if you looked into them, have probably led you to suspect something was up between me and plastic.

I don't want this to hurt you (you know I love you, right?), so in order to explore this playful side and still allow you to shine (you deserve that), I'm proposing to set plastic up in its own house. I'm planning to call this new house Urban Legend. It's going to take a little time for plastic to move out completely. It needs time to grow, and to establish an identity of its own. You and I, glass, need time to bond and rejuvenate our love. You have needs, and I know I've been neglecting you. I'm planning to open plastic's new home around the third week of March (as with all real estate deals, this date is a bit flexible).

Glass, I hope you can understand. I hope you can forgive me and that you and our loyal friends can embrace this new side of my life. I hope you can learn to love plastic as much as I do. To help you with that, over the next several weeks I'll be showing you some pictures (a sneak peek, some boudoir shots, if you will) to show you what we've been missing. You should know that my core values have not changed at all, and that the plastic I love is all vintage. You'll notice that in some cases, plastic is paired with brass instead of silver. The brass is handmade, and fair trade. I haven't really changed so much. And to reaffirm my commitment to you, and to our eco-friendly life together, I've redesigned your packaging using 30% recycled kraftpaper cards to showcase your gritty, sparkling loveliness. Shine on, my first love!

So for now, glass, I remain, as always, your faithful

Kateri





12 comments:

Shanalee said...

there are no words for how gorgeous that first necklace is. it's all beeyouteefull but oh my god. no, really.

paperhill said...

what wonderful new additions to your already amazing shop!

Ms. P and C said...

"...scattering glass around the house in a quiet way..." - genius.

Love the necklace at the top! Gorge! Of course I love a good melange of beads like that.

Good stuff Kateri!

K-dad said...

I love it when you sit down and write! It may be the one form of creativity that actually surpasses your jewelry genius. This confession is an ingenious, and charming, way of sharing the news. Assuming, of course, it's not just an attempt to justify your unfaithfulness and appease glass by buying her something new to wear... ;=)

Leaves of Glass said...

ladies and gentlemen, the sweetest father in the world! thanks, dad :) xo

Brenda // Phydeaux said...

Hee hee hee. And awwwww. And when do the doors open????

eNVe said...

I'm with everyone else.. LOVE that first necklace! what a fun and charming post.. looking forward to more. :)

the rikrak studio said...

oh i just love your fun post, and these gorgeous new works! that first necklace - those colours - the style - wow!! brilliant!

fringe said...

hauntingly irresistable. i'm in trou-ble. the evil temptress strikes again!
xo

ShySiren said...

Kateri! Exciting - titillating, really ;) Love this post - I know he's your Dad, but he's right! You're genius!

Katie said...

I'm sure your glass will understand! After all, you did break it to him gently.

[nancy + andy] said...

Ooo, here I am trying to sneak a peek at your new work - And I have to say that necklace, like Shana said, is beautiful! I pine :)
-Nancy