September 14, 2009

Woodland Beetle Necklace


Just a quick post today to show the new necklace I made for my Ren Fest fairy costume over the weekend. It's made of a pewter scarab that Alex and I cast, which is set in Vintaj brass. I added some of my porcelain leaves for some color, and used a pair of cool oval brass links that I found at a bead store over the summer. I really love it, but its HEAVY! I like the mix of the metals, and the way the pewter really stands out against the brass.

Anyway, I had a productive day today doing some really frustrating and unpleasant business stuff. But I pushed on through and went out for a nice dinner. I watched an art documentary (yay! I have netflix again!) which inspired me and I started carving a new piece! I am excited to get back to it, so I shall say goodbye for the night.

4 comments:

  1. It's so beautiful! What if you replaced the chain in the back with a wide silk ribbon -- might carry the weight a little more comfortably against the neck.

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  2. I agree, that might help a lot. I may replace the pewter scarab with a ceramic one, as much as I love the pewter. That will decrease the weight too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Nice piece! You could try adding a counterweight in the back and that should relieve some of the irritation on the nape of your neck.

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  4. A mix of various metals work out just great to create an innovative look.A heavy pendant may not e a problem...have to think about that when it is an earring.

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