Friday, April 10, 2009

A New Necklace

I've slowly been creating some new pieces and adding them to my 1000 Markets shop, though not as quickly as I'd like. While my nausea is a lot better than it was it still seems to knock me out at night. I went to bed last night at 6:30! Sheesh.

So while I normally would have created this necklace in a few days, instead it took me a few weeks. But I'm really happy with the results.

I hand carved the pendant design so that I could mold the PMC into it ... Do you think it looks like tree bark? That is what I was going for. Hubby didn't really see it but I do. I guess it's kind of abstract. But I love it.

It's a huge chunk of PMC so very heavy and thick. I decided to bead a strand of pearls instead of putting it on a sterling chain, but the nice thing with having a mold is that I can create another pendant and do different designs.

A couple of weekends ago I also created this pretty purple freshwater pearl bracelet - blue and purple I should say. It turned out a little longer than I wanted at 8 1/2 inches but I know there are people who want that length.

Sometimes it's fun to just string together random pearls. :)

Last but not least I re-discovered these stunning beads that I had forgotten about in a drawer. I have no idea exactly what they're called (anyone?) but I'm pretty sure they're a Jasper of some sort. They don't need much in the way of accents, but I wanted to put a little sterling swirl on one side. So I did.

But it can also be worn the other way so the swirls are in back. I just love the design of the stone and each one is completely different.

I've got some other new pieces that I am working on ... but it's slow going. Plus my camera battery died ... I hate it when that happens.


PurrPrints said...

It didn't seem like tree bark to me either at first, but I can see it now that you mention it.

Since you already mentioned that many people have tried to convince you to "go green" I won't add myself to that list, but i will say it makes me sad to hear anyone say that they don't think their individual changes can make a difference.

Melissa said...

I love the bracelet. The color combination is wonderful, and I love pearls. I do not see the tree bark either, but it is lovely.

Daisy said...

I love the colors in the bracelet!

CastoCreations said...

lol purr...going "green" is just not one of those popular fads that I'll ever jump on board with.

Thanks everyone for the compliments!!!

DJ said...

Excellent finds - I love that random pearl bracelet. Thanks for sharing!