Inspired by the sea
After reviewing many positive travel recommendations for the town of Aqaba, we booked a snorkeling boat tour on the Red Sea that included a typical Jordanian lunch with local produce and very friendly staff. When the captain spontaneously asked if any snorkelers would like to go deap sea diving, I grabbed the chance and went for a dive. What an amazing, colourful underwater world they have in Aqaba! However I was disappointed as I did not see the allusive, but famous, lion fish. The next day, when my husband and oldest son went diving with me, we did not see the scary, poisonous lion fish.
So that I did not leave the experience disappointed, the very kind Captain and dive Instructor Yazan Alsaad sent me his photo of the lion fish. What a great photo!
So I asked for more of his underwater photos. In most of them I found pattern and colour combinations that I could add to my glass beads. This was the start to my new collection “inspired by fish”. When I explained to Yazan that I needed more of his great photos to create my beads, he understood quickly why his photos were interesting to me. One month later, I held an exhibition of my new creations using his photos as part of the exhibition’s background. To his surprise he saw his fantastic work for the first time in his life in large, poster size. Visitors loved it. What great team work created purely by coincidence. The Jordanian underwater photographer had no idea about glass bead technics but he was fascinated by how I reflected his photos in my jewelry. Simultanously, I never know what object or part of nature he can catch next with his camera and share with me. The result is an evolving and unique collection of underwater photos and matching jewelry all inspired by nature.
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