Ceramic Paisley Waxed Linen Necklace and Earring Set
I am excited to be experimenting more with new jewelry making supplies, and waxed linen is one that I am really enjoying. It takes away the worry that your wire crimps won't hold up. I also sell my jewelry in many gift shops and galleries, and every now and then, a customer will break a necklace by attempting to pull apart your toggle closure. Not cool!
I am a ceramic bead artist, so my first step was deciding which pendant and glaze I wanted to design with. I love my new paisley and I am a blue fan, so I chose Blue Lotus glaze by Mayco. It has a fun brown crystal burst which gave me my second color inspiration. Plus, I like the way wood looks with the ceramic, so that's what I used as my accents, along with some 8mm hand rolled ceramic spacer beads glazed to match the pendant. My favorite metal color is antique copper, so I reached for some chain and a lobster claw clasp to finish the necklace. I also wanted a pair of earrings to match. Here is my tray of beady goodness before I sat down to create the finished designs.
While designing the necklace, I though it would look nice to have some vertical drops, so I did add 4 more ceramic spacer beads glazed in Caribbean Blue to the mix. Here's what I came up with....and I love it! I hope you do, too.
Thank you to Diana P. from Suburban Girl Studios for being our blog hop hostess! She also makes gorgeous ceramic beads. I am the proud owner of quite a few of them! Please hop around to visit the other participants blogs and see what they designed. If you'd like to design with my ceramic paisley pendant, they can be found in my etsy shop at www.fireflydesignstudio.etsy.com
Johana Nunez Riverahttp://www.artincendi.com
Lori Bowring Michaud
Kelly Hosford Patterson
Inge von Roos