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.