Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Art Deco - Pendant & Necklace
This should have been my challenge piece for the EBW August challenge "Art Deco". I had it finished on time but decided not to list it as I am going to keep this one.
My mothers sister, my Aunt Jean, passed away a year ago July. She loved jewelry and I looked through her things and took a few pieces. This pendant originally was a pin and there is another very much like it, square and in purple shades, I have that one too. I thought it very much represented Art Deco in its design.
I removed the pin from the back to make the pendant. I then used seed beads to bead a few rows around the focal. I decided on a spiral rope in size 11 and 8 seed beads to attach to the pendant. I wanted to be careful with the colors that it didn't come off as Halloweenish. I also didn't want to add any fringe or too much decoration to the pendant - I want it to be the focal and stand on its own.
I am very happy with this piece and it accomplished 2 things - I have a great memory of my aunt that I can and will wear (I would never wear this as a pin) and I recycled - which I love to do in my jewelry.