Wednesday, February 8, 2012
My blog hop partner got her stuff!
wooo hoo! My Bead Soup partner Silver Parrot has posted what I sent her, so I can now talk about it! ( and you can she her post with most excellent pics here )
Do you remember that huge plate of brass I etched a while back?
yep, that's the one....
Anyway the brass back for the pendant I sent KJ is from that plate.. I positioned the cab until I like the design that showed around it, and cut it out.. then filed and sanded the edges. The clasp is from the plate also. I used a torch to give them patina. The notches that I ultimately used as part of the wire wrap was a happy accident.. I actually cut too far, so I came up with notching it all the way around to "hide" my mistake and give it more texture and decoration. I think that worked out great!
Oh yeah, the glass cab is of course my own.. I'm super pleased that the focal and clasp I sent to KJ is all my own work.
Here's the whole package that I sent. I included crystals in close colors to the cab, and some Vintaj and Trinity brass to match the back plate. I cannot wait to see what she comes up with!
And I have her delightful selections to me sitting on my desk, waiting for "the" idea to hit......