There are a few things in life I’d really like to learn, but am starting to feel like it might never happen.  One of those things is to learn to play the guitar.

I’ve taken lessons.  The problem is that you actually have to practice–a lot–in order to learn to play the guitar.  The lessons, therefore, didn’t quite take.  I therefore decided to channel my desire to play the guitar into a necklace:

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I’m actually quite a musical person.  I played the flute from ages 10-18 and sang in all manners of choirs during my teenage and college years.  Not the least of which was Loyola Marymount University’s choir, which at the time was led by Paul Salamunovich, one of the greatest teachers I’ve ever had.  He was a bit of a meanie sometimes, and not above punishing by public humiliation, but only because he had such high regard for the music.  Depending on what kind of mood he was in, if he heard a wrong note, he’d stop everything and demand to know who was singing it.  It only happened to me once and thankfully, everyone around me kept their mouths shut, as did I.  In recent years, my singing voice has somehow left the building, so I don’t do much of that anymore.  I still do a mean version of Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” in karaoke though.

Over the years then I guess I’ve traded my musical creativity for manual (for lack of a better word).  I guess I’m okay with that.

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So, back to the necklace.  It’s sterling silver polished with a matte finish and the chain hangs asymmetrically.  I actually made three of these:  one for myself to keep because I like it so much and two more to sell.

6 Replies to “I Wanna Be a Rock Star”

  1. Antoinette says: December 12, 2007 at 8:53 am

    VERY unique. I like it a lot. It’s really different.
    My goal is to play the cello before 40. I’d better get on that.
    Do you play Guitar Hero? I think you do. It’s a great way to fake play guitar and still feel like you’re rocking out.

  2. Holly says: December 12, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Yeah, we just got Guitar Hero 3. I’m not so good at it, but it does make me feel a little like a rock star.

  3. Theresa says: December 12, 2007 at 10:17 am

    I am anxiously awaiting your first Guitar Hero cocktail party.

  4. Morgan says: December 12, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    Oh Holly, I love it! This is by far the coolest piece that you have made!

  5. Julie says: December 19, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    I love the necklace. I can’t wait to play Guitar Hero too, and now that Ron has a karoake machine set up at his house, I’m living the dream of being a rock star too!

  6. Jessika says: July 6, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Are you still selling this necklace? I absolutely love it.

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