As a reminder, this month's components are rustic stoneware coin pendants, made by Diane Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio. Since I didn't win the drawing for a free component, I ended up going to her store and purchasing this beauty...
|I love the archaeological-artifact vibe of this piece.|
And, without further ado, this is what I made with it!
I made this set with violet pearls, crystal, brass, and frosty aquamarine nuggets... and, truthfully, it was a joy to make. The pendant arrived in the mail as soon as I returned from vacation, and in less than 2 days, everything was complete.
It is always so ridiculously satisfying when things just come together!
A quick note about the photos... the aquamarine is actually more blue than shows up in these pictures. The juxtaposition of light and dark in the necklace--coupled with the overcast Ohio weather and uncooperative natural light--made it ridiculously hard to capture the true color of this set. I will try to take better pictures when the light gets better... If I'm unable to, however, please know that this set is truly stunning in person!
I am so, so glad that I was able to participate in this blog hop... It is always a delight to work with beautiful handmade components, and this was definitely no exception. Thank you so much, team of Art Jewelry Elements--and Diane specifically--for making this possible!
And thank you for stopping by! Please check out the Art Jewelry Elements blog, and the links below, to see what the other designers made!
Jenny Kyrlach (you are here!)
Have a wonderful day!