Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Admiration of Fleur de Lys
Remember a while back, I asked for advice, and learned that the fleur de lys emblem is a particular favorite of some of you?
I cast the fleur de lys charm in pewter and combined it with an oval I created that looks like an ancient map or compass rose design. I added a large and a small loop on either side.
Either end could be the top, I guess it could even be used as a toggle in the front of a design. Put a toggle bar through the hole, or use as the loop for a lariat stranded necklace to hang through.
I like the coppertone color on the cast pewter, and the warm colors of the oval showing underneath. It looks really ancient! Like it came off an old doorknocker for a cabin on a sleeper train, like the Orient Express!
I'm preparing for my trip down south to see the family, apparently I'm distracted and absent-minded. If I've promised you something, or owe you anything that should be shipped, don't be shy about asking me. I am involved in packing and arrangements and just a teensy bit scattered! All help is appreciated ... I need to make lists of my lists!