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......


Lori Anderson said...

Oh holy cow that's awesome!

Silver Parrot said...

Hi Kat,

I'm just getting caught up on my blogging and wanted to see how your Soup is going. I've got my blog entry almost completed for tomorrow and, of course, I'm excited to see what you do with what I sent you. It was great to learn more about the process you used to make the pieces you sent me - never would have known the "notching" started as an accident. You totally had me fooled on that!