02 August 2009
these are pendants i've been working on for a little while. could actually be months. first i made the etched portion. you'll notice the shapes (and floral elements) are similar. i was trying to figure out if my new bezel technique would be easier on curves or corners, so i tested it on both. answer...equally easy. the new bezel technique-3 layers of pmc paper, laminated together. it makes a chunky, flexible strip that blends together nicely at seams. next test-2 sheets laminated for stone setting....
have i mentioned how much HATE beading? really. this is the maximum amount of beading i can tolerate, and i was totally aggravated when i was finished. i suppose if my favorite beads were bigger than 3mm, i might not hate the process so much....
the bottom photo has iolite and freshwater pearls. mom's birthday present.
the top photo has iolite, peridot and freshwater pearls. going to etsy.
Posted by holly kellogg at 12:11 PM