The day is finally here!!!
Behold!! This is the soup that the fabulous Kym Hunter sent me:
And this is what I have made:
|Work in Progress!|
I just love the ceramic heart pendant – LOVE! I took a piece of wire and curved it through the bail, created two circles and tied the ribbon between these circles to keep the heart flat when worn — and to give a strong base to the ribbon.
I went with an asymmetrical look, attached to one side of the necklace are the
raku beads mixed in with the silver daisy spacers, the complementary white Bari beads and I added some crystal from my own stash for sparkle. ‘Cuz I gotta have the sparkle.
I can’t get enough of that pop of green from the little faceted green beads.
On the other side, I attached a chain that leads up to the adorable hammered silver-tone heart clasp – I wanted to make the clasp part of the design since I liked it so much and it mirrored the pendant.
From the chain, I hung most of the agates, added some fairy bells and some of the crystals I used on the tamer side. I also tried to use as many of the raku and faceted green beads as I could. I used different headpins for variety.
I took the silk cord and wove it through the chain attaching the clasp to the “tame” side of the necklace, making little knots here and there.
So here we are! My first asymetrical necklace, my first necklace using a ceramic focal, my first necklace using ribbon — and I am pretty pleased with the result!
|I wish it was a better photo.|
And here I am, modelling it in all my sunburned glory:
|When I tried to tone down the red in my skin, it washed
the necklace out, but here you go!
I’ve worn it to a few family events and everybody asked where I got it. When I told them I made it they were surprised, they were used to my usual style of square resin pendants or cascades. It felt good to surprise them!