It has been a busy crafty week this past week. I have been trying to have a few tree of life pendants made for the up coming Christmas sale in December.
They always look like such a mess when you are making the tree. Wires everywhere, tangled and always in the way. The beautiful pink stone is a resin cabochon made when I was experimenting with resin and alcohol paint. The alcohol stains are made from immersing the felts from inside Sharpie felt pens in alcohol for a few days and then adding a few drops to the resin pour. The results can be very cool with an almost sky (you should see the blue ones) translucence to them. A nice thing about using resin cabochons is they are very light compared to stone or glass.
This tree of life pendant is the first that I have tried with beads added to the branches. It went much better than I had originally thought it would. Using the crackle seed beads in a light green gives then the look of leaves just breaking out in spring.
|Almost finished front|
The tree managed to get finished but when I went to complete the clasp..... out of 28 gage silver wire. Darn so my order should be in tomorrow and I will be able to finish and make another in blue.
I'll post the finished pendant next blog so you can see the final piece.
|A few others.|
Here are a few other pieces completed in the past weeks. The dark blue is on resin colored with mica dust, the dark blue tree on beach rock, a brass on agate and a wire captured gold on red glass. Now here is hoping that they sell. lol. If not I'm going to have a lot of choices to wear.
|Sammy getting ready to come to market with me|
Not going to be left behind!
The pendant is beautiful. Love the cat in a box!ReplyDelete
Thanks Tracy, did you see the final photo. It turned out great.ReplyDelete