I was in Door County a couple weekends ago for our 10-year annivesary. We brought our 2-year-old with us... no one warned us. We now know better.
Anyway, there's a bead store that I try to visit every time I'm there. They had these beautiful hand-dyed silk ribbons... I couldn't resist!!! Now I just have to figure out what to do with them! But I just HAD to get a few... check out these colors!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
This was a really interesting piece. First I made the pendant... I cut an oval shape out of my copper sheet, filed down the edges to make them smooth, then hammered it, stamped it with a couple swirls and added a patina to really bring out the texture of the piece. I riveted a decorative antiqued flower to the disc to finish the pendant design.
Then I had to figure out what to do with the rest of the necklace!! I knew I wanted to use wire, but had to pick out the color scheme and stones. I started sifting through all of my supplies and came up with this gorgeous aqua blue theme! I had only a few of these turquoise nuggets left, so selected those first. I knew I wanted to add some sparkle, so grabbed some Swarovski crystals. Then I had to find one other stone to compliment the pattern. These frosty sea opal glass rondelles were perfect! I came up with an asymmetrical pattern and, voila!
I made this just a couple weeks before my last jewelry show and it was one of the first things to sell.
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