Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I can't believe it's the last week of August already. That means it's time for the August reveal of the Inspired by Reading Book Club!

Thanks again to Andrew Thornton for selecting the books, organizing the blog hop and hosting an in-person meet up at his shop Allegory Gallery in Ligonier, PA. Maybe we should call the group Inspired by Andrew!

That said, I'm not sure what Andrew was thinking when he chose The Infinities, by John Banville. Maybe that's not fair of me to say. Perhaps, you will like this book. If not for the book club,. I'm sure I would have put it down after the first chapter. According to the "blurb" on the back cover, "a clan of mischievous immortals... begin to stir up trouble for the Godleys".  Sounds good - I like a good fantasy combined with modern day realism.

I'm happy to say I did finish the book, although I found Banville's style difficult to read. One reviewer compared John Banville to Shakespeare. I think that could be an appropriate comparison. Banville uses so many obscure words and phrases that I needed a dictionary as I read. I also found the story line hard to follow at times.

My inspiration this month, quite simply, was the title - The Infinities. I decided to challenge my wire skills and make a linked bracelet. I used 16 gauge sterling silver wire to make the infinity symbol, which I hammered flat. I then connected them with 5mm jump rings and created a hook. I gently curved each link so it would sit comfortably on the wrist.

I am so glad I took photos immediately -
(I so often forget)

This beauty sold on Saturday at the fair in Shelter Island!
Looks like I'll be creating another one before HarborFest!

I can't wait to read the other blogs and see how the other members of our group felt about this book.

You can also check out the facebook group and join us next month. You do not have to create jewelry, although many of us do. We'd love to see other art forms!