Aug 30 2010
School has started today and the delights of summer need to be replaced with a slightly more organized life. I was talking with my daughter over the weekend about how I am going to work hard at choosing a healthier lifestyle. There are many reasons why this is a good choice, but I was reminded that one time my healthy lifestyle choice actually helped me create a piece of jewelry. Believe it or not, it is all about tofu.
I had a jewelry design idea in my head, could see it in my mind’s eye, and realized I needed a framework around which to build this cross design. I won’t bore you with the details of what I needed the framework to do, but suffice it to say I was having trouble figuring out what to use. I decided to take a dinner break, and as I was slicing my tofu for a stir fry, it hit me. Tofu was the perfect framework. Dinner plans were laid aside, and I made a tofu cross and then created this piece of jewelry using the tofu cross as a framework. I call it the Mexico Cross because this whole event took place in Mexico. And yes, the stir fry turned out great as well. Or perhaps anything tastes great while watching the sun set over colonial Mexican rooftops.