That's right--it's time for another reveal! I get to show off what I made for the Leather Feather Blog Hop, hosted by Rachel of MintMonarch! (As you might have guessed from the title of this post, heh.)
As a refresher, here are the feathers that I received from Rachel:
Here I am, hard at work:
|Re-using this picture from an earlier post because I love it...|
Staring at my feathers while on vacation, deciding what to do with them!
And, after much debate and deliberation (and multiple dead-ends), here is what I made!
Phoenix Feathers of Dusk and Dawn -
Twin Necklace Sets
My original plan was to make earrings. After all, they're a pair! They're meant to go together!
However, that was not meant to be. I tried three or four earring designs, and none of them really worked for me.
While I was playing around, however, I pulled out these components. It was when I couldn't decide between pewter/antique silver or brass/antique gold, that a lightbulb went off. Why not make matching-but-not-quite-identical necklaces?
...And so the twin dusk (silver) and dawn (brass) necklaces were born.
And why Phoenix feathers? Because why not!
|The dark red accents are garnet--drops for the necklaces, and rounds for the earrings.|
I still can't decide which color combination I like more. I usually go for red and brass, but there is something about the red and silver that really appeals to me. I'm also tossing around a story idea to go with these--the thought of twin feather necklaces is just too juicy for my fairy tale sensibilities to pass up!
So, there you go! That's what I created for this challenge. Since this is a blog hop, here is the list of all of the participants... Be sure to stop by and check out what they have made!
Rachel Mallis (host) http://www.mintmonarch.
Inge von Roos https://ingetraud.
Lori Blanchard alainnjewelry.
Linda Anderson http://
Deb Fortin www.mhotistudio.
Rebecca Robertson White http://
Lucy Bejarano http://
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.
blogspot.com/ (you are here!)
Marina Rios http://fancifuldevices.
Georgie Marcu https://instagram.com/
Christina Taylor www.dreamcatjewelry.
Rachel--thank you so, so much for making this possible! I loved working with these feathers, and it was a delight to be a part of this blog hop.
And thank you for stopping by to see what I made! Have a wonderful weekend!