Thursday, June 25, 2009
I'm still working my way through the fused dichroic glass faux gems I made a week or two ago. I want to combine them with the cast pewter, to create emblems and medallions that resemble antiques or old jewelry you might find in a flea market stall.
This piece has a coppertoned design at the bottom I made up in cast pewter, with a floral and wing design, attached to an upsurging loop design.
If this emblem is attached with jump rings or wire wrapped beads to a chain or silk cord, I think it would look very delicate and sweeping. I wanted it to have the feeling of a tendril from a vine, or a twig from a flowering tree, reaching up to the light.
The dichroic fused glass has a beautiful blue wavy color, it shimmers and shines in the light, so pretty.
I'm going to attach it to some chain and try wearing it for a day or so, to make sure it's balanced and just the right shape. I think it would also be pretty and have nice movement if I added some more of the oval shaped chain links , might try that too and see which is better.
There's daily construction at my work office on the floor just beneath where I sit, all day there is drilling and hammering that rebounds with loud sounds through the floor. My head feels like a shaken snow globe, all the little bits flying in all directions! I almost bought a new and slightly larger suitcase for the upcoming trip, a goldenrod color. I may still go back and get it, my old roller bag is getting really worn out. I'm excited and weary at the same time, how can I hold both of those at one time? And I really feel the need for vacation, relaxation and some time off. My head feels full of cottonwool, like a dandilion head just before you blow off all the seeds!~