25 July 2012

New pendant

So you know how you just have one of those days sometimes where nothing seems to be going right?  I've had a couple of days like that.  On Sunday night, my husband was out of the house and I was hanging with the kids.  I attempted to close my son's blinds and lost my balance.  Needless to say the bottom of my foot after it tried to land on the metal bed frame was not in good shape.  I was finally able to walk in a somewhat normal way yesterday so thought I'd try to finish up a couple of rings.  I couldn't for the life of me, get the solder to flow the correct way.  So I called it an early night.

  I decided to work on some easier and less technical things now, but hoping that later I can finish up those rings.  Anyway. . . since I need some encouragement of what can be accomplished.  I wanted to show you a progression of a pendant that I just listed.

This is how it looked when I started it.  I was originally going to leave it like this or add more flowers to the other side, but the design just wasn't appealing to me or talking to me.  So I decided to take a couple of pieces that I had removed from the flower of a different pendant and this is how it turned out.  I'm pretty excited by the way it came out.

This is a perfect example of how my ideas change as I'm working with the materials.  I often go into a project with one idea and then bend the metal one way or another and something completely different comes out.  I love it when it turns out like this!

And remember that glass I fused the other day?  I'll be posting some more pictures of where some of it ended up.

Thanks for stopping by!