First, 'tiny quiets' are whispers of stillness, bits of solitude, small trusses of fiber cradling gems, a little holder of quiet space, a companion of stillness for one's day. These natural fibers and gemstones have experienced earth, wind, water, and fire. A 'tq' will embrace one's being and soothe one's soul. But a Chinese Coin 'tq' has added elements.
Another kind of 'tq's' were born from a collaboration with my long time friend, Vickey Wheeler, a master precious metal artist. While doing a Show together, our pieces began to speak, quite literally, as energy ignited stone, metal, and fiber. Tada . . . now four earth elements meld into unique necklaces and arm wraps. These Chinese Coin 'tq's' are touched with mindful hands from two heart-centered creators . . . magnified passions.
After resting in my online queues for a year and a half, these 'tq's' evolved into Chinese Coins. As our world changed dramatically, an intersection occurred, like a Chinese coin in solid round form holding an empty square space, where women are called to deeper action. If a 'tq' holds a precious metal, it's a Chinese Coin . . . just a tiny back story . . . the hidden spice in On Slender Threads, that's where the magic lives.