It all started with the Drum Circle. Years ago I had attend a few Renaissance Fairs and I saw the employees break into a Drum Circle as the guests were leaving. I wanted to join in! Once I got into the business of traveling about to the Fairs, I was able to attend a few and was enchanted. Then, in the 1990s, I began to sell my work at a variety of Events and attended drum circles after dark. After watching for several months, a drum was thrust into my hands and I was hooked! All my music background gave me a launch pad into the fray of rhythm and dance. The opportunity to drum with others was liberating, I found myself being a part of music like I have never experienced before.
I met Freedom: a Drummer that taught me this kind of music, then Bezel, Night Hawk and Tawny, Kelly and Miguel. I found it hard to concentrate on my jewelry creations between drum circles; always leaning towards the down beat of every manifestation of sound.
Some years later, in the mid 90s Freedom inspired me to create the “Drummer” a small amulet that is actually a tiny sculpture of a little fellow drumming on a Djembe. From there I created a host of dancers; I created an entire set of these little people, designed to hang on a chain or cord around your neck or bracelet or attach to a drum. And then finely a couple of years ago a young lady requested that I make a “Drummer girl” and so I did. The dancers were inspired by people I have seen around the fire over the years: The flowing Lady, Man Astride, Amy, and so on.
These Amulets of the Drum Circle may be used as charms for your drum; components to your charm bracelet hang on a jacket or as a pendant around your neck. They are meant for those that love the drum, rhythm and music in general. They are meant to evoke exuberant cooperation, spontaneous creativity and Joy.