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....


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!

Eclectic Suzi said...


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 :)