This past weekend I finished my big push for new jewelry before Fall Into Fine Craft this coming weekend (remember Booth #59 at the Carlisle Expo Center!) So I made three new pairs of earrings and two necklaces for your wearing pleasure!
Today I finished the medallion collar I’ve been working on. I ended up putting it on a collar instead of a chain because I wanted it to have some visual heft. Plus I was able to mimic the squiggles from the silver piece and some texture from the copper half. I toyed with the idea of adding a smaller, plainer medallion to the other side of the collar, but went with the copper tendril instead.
Now all it needs is a name. Any suggestions?
- New Medallion in the Works (hammermarks.wordpress.com)
Aaahhh, back in the studio again today. I really wasn’t feeling it, but taking this advice I went in and did it anyway. I’m really glad I did too! I started and completed a fabulous new ring and a new cuff as well as oxidizing the collar and necklace I had finished in the last couple of weeks.
The ring was inspired by my Memento Cervidae pendant, but instead of cutting out all of the holes in the net, I just drilled them. It was so small that I pretty much had to do it this way. Held in by the net are two teensy tiny bits of pyrite that I had found a while back while walking through my neighborhood (I
actually found one of them at night if you can believe it. Just ask my hubby, I’m part bat.) If you shake the ring the pyrite rattles (unlike the bone in the pendant) so it’s really fun to wear.
The pendant and the cuff both feature sweat soldered copper elements and the collar is stoneless and with the fins flipped compared to my other collars.