Yesterday I was house-bound and feeling like making something special for myself. Anthropologie has always been a source of inspiration...I saw this pendant, which is similar in idea to something I’d made previously, but using a lot more color.
My earlier design, called Tide Pools, wove pale green peridots and blue iolites through the center of a large silver teardrop shape, creating a kind of modern dreamcatcher. But I liked how this design wrapped only along the edges, with its handmade and yet modern flair. I decided to copy it (ooh, artistic plagiarism!), and borrowed the motif to use on a pair of earring shapes that had been stumping my creativity for ages. The final product:
Also for your viewing enjoyment, my New Year's necklace, made of pyrite (fool's gold), a chain stolen from a purse, and a couple of silver links. I'm loving pyrite, with the rough nugget shapes and the weight.
Love playing with beads!