lucky charm blade
Another example from our Blade series, this particular piece has the unique distinction of being involved in our first-ever recorded instance of a "category three" jewelry emergency:
A client called claiming that, and I quote because the wording amuses me so, was that he "was in the midst of a jewelry emergency." To the ear of the layman, this sounds almost laughable. However, to the highly trained jewelry technician it is known that there are basically two potential categories that a wearable art-related crisis could possibly fall into:
1. "Help, jewelry is killing me."
(I slammed my hand in a car door and now I need this ring cut off before I lose a finger.)
2. "Help, without jewelry I'm going to get killed."
(I forgot an anniversary, birthday, etc.)
To my suprise, my unattached and currently uninjured friend educated me on what I have now logged as The Morpheus Company's first instance of a "category three jewelry emergency":
3. "Help, without jewelry I'm not killer."
(I broke the chain on my lucky Morpheus Company pendant and I have a hot date tonight.)
It seems that since our client started wearing his new pendant, all manner of attractive women have been getting quite comfortably in his personal space in order to get a better look at the work of wearable art he has on display around his neck. While it may not actually make him more attractive, it certainly has started more than one conversation for him. As a result of all the extra attention he's been receiving, he's found himself rather ego-dependant on having his favorite necklace "ready for action" in the field.
At any rate, during a recent run of apparently over-the-top, advanced-gymnastic level good fortune, he'd managed to snag and break the rather sturdy chain his preferred "lucky charm" hung from. Fortunately, a phone call and trip to our studio later, The Morpheus Company expert-on-call was able to intervene before the situation reached critical mass.
While it may not have been as lofty an example as the handful of custom-designed wedding sets we are engaged to create at any given time, the story does illustrate how The Morpheus Company has been proudly bringing people together for years. That is, of course, assuming that laughing boy doesn't make an ass of himself over cocktails. If things turn ugly for our intrepid adventurer, he can at least go down in flames knowing he was incredibly well-accessorized.
volume 2, issue 9
Blade pendant series, starting at $250.
Open Series, This Piece Sold.
Fabricated sterling silver, 14 karat yellow gold and hand-painted glass "Bobcat" eye.
The Morpheus Company, 2000.