Sunday, May 31, 2009
This is a sweet pendant focal, I went ahead and joined the two units with a faceted crystal and wire wrapping. All it needs for a simple look is a chain attached to the top loop.
I could see it really dressed up though, with pearls in multi-strands, more crystals and an ornate clasp. It looks very pretty next to the fused glass gems. Or in a deep black, wouldn't it be elegant?
Or very simply with a satin or velvet ribbon, as a delicate choker. I used a clear glass faceted bead so it could have any colors you like in the chain.
It would also be sweet as a brooch on a kilt pin. I think I'll make one for myself like that, with an oversized pin to hang it from a sweater, coat or on the neckline of a sweet white lace cotton dress for summertime.
It's very antique looking, with a vintage type style. I have to admit, I really lean that way in the things I like, something from long ago. The great thing is that I could make it up fresh with new metal, and not take apart an old piece. It has a coppery, silvertoned look to the pewter with lots of detail.
And I can make more, without going to flea markets to look for them! I don't like to shop, so that works best for me. Because they are all handmade, they're also different and unique, each one is special.
I hope you like it and can see its possibilities, too.