Wednesday, March 28, 2012

the good stuff

there has been a new jewelry tutorial that I have been wanting to try
joanna pierotti is a fabulous artist and she had a tutorial available
on her blog moss hill studio in december

since i love using old photographs this tutorial was right up my alley
it is a technique used on glass to make it look like vintage mercury glass

when i found this sweet girl image on pinterest
i knew that i wanted to incorporate her into something

when i finished the main pendant
i felt that the rest of the necklace should do it justice

that is when i hauled out all of the "good stuff"
you know, the stuff that collects and gets saved for that special something

i used a lot of "good stuff"

cut steel beads
rhinestone rondelles
vintage sterling silver beads

i didn't hold back with this one

i am pleased with how it turned out
the red tones of the garnets and the gray/blue tones of the pearls
really enhance the necklace

i just need to make a funky hook and eye closure for the back
and then she will be finished

i don't know if i am going to be able to let her go....

1 comment:

  1. Love it Rochelle! And isn't JoAnnA the most creative soul?!? You should join her in Coronado, CA this coming June when she teaches at Art Retreat by the Beach!