Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thorn Lotus Pendant

Thorn Lotus Pendant

I'm still playing around with spiky textures and my latest creation uses daggers instead of spiky beads to create the effect. I had to work in an underlying structure to push the daggers forward and keep them from flipping back behind the pendant. Overall, I'm happy with how it came out, and I love the colors. The photo really doesn't do justice to the subtle mix of greens and tans. :)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ace of Clubs

One of my hobbies is collecting playing cards and for a long time I have wanted to create a set of pendant designs to match the four standard playing card suits. Here is the first installment in my "Aces" series:

This was the original prototype design and ended up as a fully beaded necklace. However, I wanted to be able to use it as a free standing pendant as well so I refined the technique and made a second one without a beaded rope:

Overall, I am happy with the design. I think it represents the suit of clubs quite well. (^-^)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lyndsey's Turtle Pendant (Holiday Commission)

I think it is long enough after the holiday to post these. :) One of my clients commissioned this turtle pendant for his wife as a Christmas gift, so I didn't want to post it too early in case it showed up in a web search before she actually received it. It is designed by me and officially called Lyndsey's Turtle.

He is made with an 18mm rivoli, a 10mm?(not sure, I forgot to measure it) round bead of polished fossil jasper, tilas, 3mm firepolished beads, 7mm vertical drilled drop beads, a baby spike bead (for the tail), four 6mm crystal pearls (support on the back) and assorted seed beads.

I think the back shot shows off the construction fairly well:

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season! (^-^)