Sunday, August 7, 2011

Polymer Clay Heart Necklace & More

This weekend was the annual Street Art Festival on the Square in our little town. I went out early this morning and took lots of photos of the chalk art pictures.... I will show them to you later in the week when I've had time to do a little editing and pick out the photos I like best.

In the mean time here are necklaces that I manage to complete in the last few days.

Click on the photos for a closer look.

The first consists of mirror image hearts made with Valerie cutters and pink coiled wire bails.



At first I made wire links with black wire and pink square glass beads..... but I didn't like the look.

See, not good.  I wasn't happy with the black wire or the square beads.


So I took it apart, strung the beads on beading wire with pink cats eye beads, pewter color glass pearls and aqua blue seed beads for spacers.  I like it much better now.  This is the first time I've strung beads since my cataract surgery.... amazing how much easier it is when you can see the holes in the beads!!


The back looks pretty good too. I used silver clay with a textured pattern.


I used one of my many scrap pendants for this mixed media necklace. The links are rainbow fluorite beads on amethyst wire joined with copper wire rings. 


I used assorted tiles in fall colors to make this necklace.  The beads are hand sanded and buffed.  It's a little chunky but it looks nice on. 


I have more necklaces in the works. And I made some new canes from old canes that I want to show you. 

We are still dog sitting. Hubby had to work friday and last night so granddaughter Sarah let Holly stay at her house for a couple days, Holly is back with us today. Heather and family will be home tomorrow and poor Holly can go back to her normal routine, being away from home hasn't been any more fun for her than it has been for me and the felines.  All I can say is, if the happy campers know what is good for them they had better be bringing presents!!  




12 comments:

  1. Oooo... All beautful BJ! I especially love the one with the rainbow fluorite beads on amethyst wire joined with copper wire rings! Great colors!

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  2. Love those hearts, and I love the lavender wire bails! Each one would even make a nice pendant just by itself.

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  3. I love the bails you made for the heart necklace. The second necklace is gorgeous! I am always impressed with your use of wire.

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  4. Really great! I just love the stained glass window look of the hearts, they are awesome! I'm so glad you are about finished with the dog sitting, and hope the presents are good ones. :)

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  5. Your talent with cane work is awesome. You put together gorgous jewelry with your choice of color and wire work is Awesome, and yes they better be bearing gifts. (LOL)

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  6. These are wonderful!! The heart necklace looks like it will be beautiful to wear both ways! Very unique!

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  7. Thank you all for the kind words, I very much appreciate your taking the time to leave comments.

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  8. Love these necklaces! Especially the scrap necklace. It feels old fashioned to me.

    Penni Jo

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  9. Gracious these are beauty~filled! Thank you for the eye candy and inspiration!

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