I’ve been working in the studio on a new pendant this week. I had an idea and I had to push myself to do all the things I don’t really like doing to make it a reality. So for me, this is a challenge piece. As you can see, there was a lot of sawing and filing. FILING! That’s my least favorite metal chore. But I forced myself to get it done and I’m so glad that I did. I love the way this net element turned out.
Then I designed a backing to go with it. Yes, I designed this piece as I went along. It was based on my idea for the net part. I had originally thought to put something inside the net, but couldn’t decide what. I was just going to leave it empty, but my husband commented that it looked like something should be inside there. Since I secretly felt the same way, I went through all my stash boxes, bags, and containers looking for just the right thing.
Then I remembered, I had a bag of deer bones that’s been sitting and waiting for something to be done with them for a long, long time. I found these funky little bits that I think are from the vertebrae, but I don’t know for sure. They went just right with
the organic vibe I was going for in this piece. It’s almost done, I’m just waiting for the sealant I used on the bone to fully dry. I’m not sure what I’ll name it yet, but I was thinking “Venison” hehe. Seriously, I don’t know.