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 ...