Friday, May 28, 2010

Completely Imaginary



This time it isn't caused by watching a movie, or reading a book.

I don't really know where this idea came from.

I was working on creating the bezel, an oval shape that I can use with resin or polymer clay, to make something that looks very antique.





I was also working on the charm that has the swirls and roaring dragons. And at some point, I put the charm on top of the bezel.

It fit perfectly. I didn't plan this, but as soon as I did it I wanted to put the two of them together.

I started thinking about how special and precious looking glasses were in ancient times. It made me wonder about putting a mirror inside the bezel, and adding a hinge with the lid, so it could slide aside and let the mirror be seen.

Like in a medieval castle. A young princess looks at herself in her special looking glass, encased in a protected guard, to wear around her neck on a long chain.

Fanciful, huh. Makes me wonder what brought all this to mind ... who knows?




Sometimes I make things and think they are really cool and love them, and they don't find a home right away.

I'm really hoping that someone falls in love with this pendant like I did, so I know I'm not being totally silly in creating it and the story I made up for it.

Just somewhat silly. Fanciful, maybe.

It's in the Etsy shop, if you're the one who falls in love with it. Hurry ...

12 comments:

Katie said...

Love it! I would love to get it - but I think it would join the (growing) rank of pretties that I can't bear to part with yet...You keep coming up with such neat stuff...

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Katie, it likes you, I know because it sparkled at me when you wrote that, LOL!

Lynn said...

I think it's wonderful, has a very mysterious feel to it.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thanks! It looks kind of large in the close up photo but it's really not large, it's small. Not like a powerpuff compact, more like a locket size.

SummersStudio said...

Serendipity is sometimes the very best creator!

TesoriTrovati said...

oooh...shiny and pretty! I love the dragons. My very favorite pair of earrings in the 80s were these antique copper colored dragons. I lost one and might still have the other. I should send it to you to cast. I think you would like it (if I can find it!). I like the layered aspect. It is a treasure. Enjoy the day!
Erin

Pretty Things said...

Very elegant!

Riki Schumacher said...

I love this Lynn. It would be great to fill the bezel with a pic and resin, beautiful!! Thanks for coming by, really appreciate it. Hugs, Riki

jacquio said...

Very beautiful!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I'm making another one today with the lovebirds on it, I wish it was ready so I could show you! Riki, they're your lovebirds - thanks for sharing them with me...

Trish said...

It's really beautiful Lynn. I love the mirror behind with the dragons guarding.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I do enjoy giving new life to things in another shape in the pewter - maybe in a way it wasn't intended for in the beginning, but a new way to use the shape. Single earrings or old things, giving them a new way to be used.