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

well...
i used a lot of "good stuff"


pearls
garnets
cut steel beads
rhinestone rondelles
vintage sterling silver beads


 yep
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....

6 comments:

g.a.s. said...

All of your work is beautiful.But this one is truly amazing. Beautiful work. g.a.s.

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful, I've heard about the glass technique, really need to give it a try!
Lynn

Eclectic Suzi said...

Gorgeous!!!

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

She turned out beautifully. Don't you just LOVE JoAnna. She's so talented. Hugs!

Holly Loves Art said...

Gorgeous Rochelle! Oh I don't know if I could part with this piece. I say keep it!

Connie said...

My, my, my! Your jewelry is magnificent. The way you photographed it on the vintage paper is outstanding and your blog is brilliant. I can't wait to finish this comment and click the follow button. Before I do, I want to put out a warm invitation to come along and follow my journey as well. I do not make jewelry but I do wear a lot of creative hats: artist (acrylic), photography, music, paper crafts, gardening, traveler . . . just a old gal with an appetite for enjoying life. Connie :)