Today I have a new necklace to show, one that I made this morning. I used the deliciously earthy rotund saucer shaped Brown Lava Beads that came from Rings and Things. I love this round saucer shape, especially when used with the lentil shaped Clockwork Scarab bead, which is sort of the same shape, just positioned on its side. I think the mud like look of the lava beads is a great match conceptually with the Scarab design, since the Scarab is so associated with the earth and mud. I also like the way the dark and aged looking brass works with the Lava beads and the metallic of the gear links and the Scarab. I think that the white of the porcelain really stands out in this piece, showing off the designs in a really complimentary way. Overall, I am very pleased with this piece. It's maybe a bit too symmetrical, though, so I think that the next piece I want to do something more unusual. We shall see tomorrow!
By the way, the round Steam Stone gears and the Allegory Orbs have made it up to the Earthenwood website, on a brand new page! They are all available in three color choices. I had to say goodbye to one of my lines of beads (the Snack Charms) for a little while to make room for these, but it was time to move on for a while, to work on something new. I am also looking forward to adding to this line, and just bought a book today about symbolism and magical and alchemical symbols in art history, which I am hoping will inspire me when I start this new research.