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Topic: Will I see heaven in mine? Glass of Water by Coldplay pendant.  (Read 4779 times)
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« on: March 02, 2009 10:24:25 PM »

It was hard for me to chose a song for this challenge but I've been listening to a lot of Coldplay lately and have found myself drawn to the song Glass of Water. It just speaks to me, with that beautiful melody and haunting lyrics. It just feels like the way I've been living my life, looking to the future for reassurance whilst being trapped by our own pasts. I wanted to make something wearable so I could have a reminder of that message with me.

Coldplay Glass of Water Lyrics:
Scared of losing all the time
He wrote it in a letter
He was a friend of mine
He heard you could see your future
Inside a glass of water
The ripples and the rhymes
He asked Will I see heaven in mine?

That is just the way it was
Nothing could be better
And nothing ever was
Oh they say you could
see your future,
Inside a glass of water
With riddles and the rhymes
Will I see heaven in mine? Oh Oh Oh

Ah Son, dont ask,
Neither how full nor empty
is your glass
Cling to the mast
Spend your whole life
living in the past
Going nowhere fast

So he wrote it on the wall
The hollowest of halos
Is no halo at all
Televisions said and past
In figurines and leaders
saying nothing at all
And he chimed stars in
heaven aligned Oh Oh Oh

Ah Son, dont ask,
Neither how full nor
empty is your glass
Cling to the mast
Spend your whole life
living in the past
Going nowhere fast

[instrumental]

What are we drinking when were done?
Glasses of water...

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This really is a case of something not turning out as you expect turing out better than you imagined. I had this vision for what I wanted and it looks completely different and even more amazing, I think because it's less literal and open to more interpretation. It is made from blue polymer clay covered by two layers of translucent clay with iron on transfer lyrics sandwiched in between. I then sanded the clay to create a more glass-like shape and reveal some of the lyrics. I like that they appear more as a phantom shape rather than being crystal clear, and the way the glass looks icy or frosty, and the almost cloud-like colouring. I'm really pround of how it turned out, it just looks smaller than everyone elses...

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009 03:50:44 AM »

That is an interseting idea. how thick is it? Is it heavy? I love how the colors swirl together and actually look like water in a glass. Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009 08:08:06 AM »

This is really great. I can really see the song and your inspiration in this! Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009 06:48:32 PM »

wow, thats insanely pretty, and the idea is amazing as well. I've just started listening to coldplay, and a lot of their songs really make me think too.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009 11:35:43 PM »

Thanks for the compliments.

That is an interseting idea. how thick is it? Is it heavy?

It is only about 1/2 an inch in diameter and as it is polymer clay it is really light to wear. It does look huge in the inaction photo though.

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009 02:03:32 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011 04:34:46 PM »

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