During the weeks of my Flying Lessons course I was so focused on learning from Kelly Rae Roberts how to build a creative business that I didn't have time to actually create much. Now I'm ready to get back to making art and I hope this challenge will help me stay focused and productive!
Since I like to work on blog posts first thing in the morning I will post each day's project the morning after I create it. So, without further ado, I give you yesterday's project...a chandelier crystal collage necklace.
I was in the mood to do a little wire-wrapping, so I put this piece together using a mixture of stone and Czech glass beads, leather, and hand-made findings.
To make the pendant, I antiqued a blue butterfly image with a brown ink pad and affixed it to the back of a chandelier crystal using heavy gloss gel medium.
After forming the connectors and clasp from anodized steel, I hammered them for strength and polished them for a little extra sheen. The steel looks a lot like oxidized silver to me. It's a little harder to work with, though, as steel is not a very pliable metal.
It seems that I've focused my studio time mainly on collage and art-journaling lately. It was great to make jewelry today. The pliers and wire felt good in my hands. Sometimes I think my favorite medium is simply the one I am using at any given moment!
Thanks for having a look. Hopefully I'll get a few pieces together and reopen my Etsy store in the next few weeks. I will definitely let you know when that happens. This necklace may be the first new item I list!
Have a happy, creative Monday!