She also made these which were sent to the other participants. All gorgeous!!
So, I have had my beautiful flower for a few weeks but didn't know the exact date of the reveal. Silly me and also too many hours at the day job. But I had started designing it and finished the necklace tonight. Well, to start with I have misplaced my favorite needle nose pliers. I used a file to score one side of it so I can be sure to make loops all the same size when making a piece of jewelry. Shoot! It's ok though, I have another pair but not scored. So, I decided to use this lovely ceramic bird
made by Gaea Handmade . I had been totally stumped as to what to use it for but I paired it with the copper sunflower, a copper circle with leaves wrapping around it and I love them together. I added some wound copper wire to make it look nesty which I also used to connect all the components.
I then needed the necklace part. I wanted to use chain and I chose an oval link chain from my stash but I didn't feel that it was enough by itself. So I picked out some African turquoise heishi. I LOVE African turquoise. And some larger bronzite heishi as I felt they complimented each other and blended with the colors of the other components. I made a beaded chain linked together with 20 gauge antiqued copper wire. I used 5 turquoise heishi in each section. For the bronzite I felt three was too much and two pieces too little so I did three then two so it wouldn't overwhelm the turquoise.I think I will antique the clasp still.
And this is the final result. I hope you like it.
Thank you, Melissa, for choosing me to participate. I absolutely love this sunflower pendant and will treasure it.
Below is the list of the artists in this months challenge. Be sure to check them out. :o)