I have found a home for this lovely necklace:
It is one of my favorite pieces. And I love antique brass. The dragonfly has been hand-patinaed to a lovely blue-green color, and it is clasped by an ornate vintage brass bail. The agate slice further enhances the patina of the dragonfly.
Antique brass oval-shaped links on either side of the pendant for a bit more decorative look than chain alone, and there is an antique brass filigree toggle (not pictured).
I have found it rather difficult to find more agate slices in a similar shape. I guess this one, which just happened to be the perfect backdrop for the dragonfly, was a truly lucky find! I know its new owner will enjoy it!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 | | 0 Comments
simple yet sparkly:
these filigree cones remind me of a Victorian 'tussy mussy'
The labradorite stones have an iridescent shimmer, hard to see in these photos...
A smokey grey quartz disc, a highly protective stone, with two gunmetal chains:
Sunday, November 16, 2008 | | 0 Comments
I love making necklaces with microscope slides and frames! So much fun and I get to play with paper scraps and glue! I love getting all glue-y.
Chocolate butterfly -- I love the multi-colored 'chocolate' pearls on this one:
I like this gray-blue and white bird and the patterned paper border:
Reversible necklaces - I had fun playing with all my paper scraps to find *the perfect one* for each bird (or butterfly) image:
Monday, November 10, 2008 | | 2 Comments
Some deco charm necklaces that I've made with collage scraps, glaze, antique brass links, and beads. On some of these I have even used vintage beads!
Another one of my favorites, with antique brass filigree and links, two different white and gold beads, and these really pretty red porcelain beads that just make me think of ripe red cherries!
This necklace is another one-of-a-kind featuring white glass beads and 2 Tibetan silver beads, along with Tibetan silver flowered spacers!
I'll be posting more over the next few days. Am just getting the hang of the photography and lighting, and then there's also photoshop to consider! I'll get there eventually (I hope!).
Friday, November 07, 2008 | | 1 Comments