Tuesday, 10 March 2009

889 - Storymaker



I bought this bracelet from Lebeado in West Jesmond. You pay by the letter, then string the bracelet yourself.

The idea is snitched from Ira Lightman, who is a friend and conceptual poet - a description he threaded onto a necklace and wears to his performances.

I thought, for my purposes, a bracelet would be more discreet. I wear this around town as a vicar might wear a dog-collar, to express my desire to be a 'storymaker' for people. It's loose enough to slip forward on my wrist if I want to increase the chances of people noticing it, and pokes out of my sleeve coquettishly otherwise.

The only drawback is that sometimes the 's' gets stuck on the fastener, revealing the rather more alarming label 'TORYMAKER' instead.

4 comments:

hectoria said...

Thanks for the link to Ira's work. He seems to have more labels than the rest of us if you count up all the names & letters that he has collected.What a busy mind he seems to have - I hope that he knows how to relax (maybe that's where Dr. Who helps?).

B said...

Thanks for the link to lebeado! will have to wander up there one day.

B said...

(and yes, being a torymaker is altogether more terrifying)

Steve Lancaster said...

Hectoria, check Ira's facebook - he's more active on that nowadays, and happy for you to be his friend...

(And yes, another big Dr Who fan!)

B, LeBeado's cracking! Great fun. They held a Men Only threading session on Valentine's Day, which, were I not already happily threaded (and possibly over the hill) I'd have gone to like a shot!

Storymakers are also the little puppet things on CBeebies...