I asked Carolynn whether she would like a necklace or a pendant + chain, and she answered: ' I prefer it to be a pendant + chain.... the pendant itself is what I am more interested in. '
I continued using the rice form for this piece, and added some points of my view about Carolynn. I have always had an impression of her of being independent for some reason, although we don't see or talk to each other very often (the time before last time we met was when we were age 7! ) .
This is a 2-in-1 pendant and has an inner and an outer piece. The inner piece has the original form of a grain of rice, solid and tactile as a rich one; then I built up the outer piece with triangular wire again, and made it as the container for the inner piece. Instead of using straight lines as on the earrings, I sort of 'drew' a contour of a grain of rice with wires and gave it a sketchy feel, as Carolynn is an artist and art teacher and has made many extraordinary works of art.
The inner and outer piece can be worn individually, or joined together as the title: 'in the pendant' .