Yet another project I designed for Interweave's Creative Jewelry! This one is called Gears in Motion and has a nice hardware store feeling to it, I think. A fancy hardware store, at least, hee hee. The hammered washers and rings with mini washers gives the necklace a lot of movement and the glass pearls make it very elegant.
I had a successful meeting with one of my galleries this morning! She bought up almost all of the new Tinker Trinket pendants (thanks for the name Amy!) that I made for and during Maker Faire. They were great sellers at the show, and I ended up making several in the booth to replenish stock as it sold. I am very encouraged by this interest in the new work, because I have longed to get back to some of my metalworking techniques for many years now. I started out as a jeweler in college, you know? Many moons ago. I am really eager to do more of this work, but for now I have to finish up orders and get some stock made for Bead Fest. I am running out of time for Bead Fest though, as ceramics take so much time and firings. I might end up making more of these mixed media pendants so I have something new to sell. It's something to think about...how shall I best manage my time?