|What I sent....|
Did you go? Wasn't it fun??? Did you leave her a comment? OK, before we get to my soup, you can
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OK.. now my turn!
|What I got!|
The beauty of the wing was such that I didn't know what to make for some time.. I didn't want to overwhelm the pendant, which would be so easy to do. I didn't want to make it so dead simple that it was boring either. I really wanted the wing as the focus, but still try to interject alittle of myself in it. I laid out a couple different ideas, and I sketched alittle, but it wasn't working.
Maria also sent some crystals in colors that matched the wing... after giving it more thought I decided to walk through my crystal stash and add to the color palette. That got the juices flowing.
I also decided to add that little bit of me, I would add a charm in the front that didn't hide the wing. I also used different types of chain to give it more texture, and make it slightly asymmetrical, all without loosing the star of the necklace, the pendant.
I found in my stash this broken butterfly charm that used to have 2 loops on top. One of the loops was broken, so I took off the damaged part, filed and sanded down, and then hung it on the pendent itself. I added a crystal drop and a ladybug dangling off the butterfly charm.
I ended up doing 3 strands of chain.. it's hard to tell in my crappy photos ( it was crappy photo day, not sure why ) but there are 12 different styles of chain involved, most of it from vintage necklaces. I made up bead units with wire and then added chain more or less randomly between them.
I put the clasp in front which I think works well.. it seems to balance the piece. Makes it easy to take on and off too, always a bonus.
I used a silver plated brass flower and some crystals to hang down from the pendant.
|Crappy picture alert! give you some idea how it would look on.. the pendant is definitely the main attraction!|
|I purposely put few crystals in the back for comfort.|
|Probably the best pic I took all night!! you can clearly see the blue edges of the wing, and you can see how the charm hangs in front but doesn't really cover anything up.|
I hope you like it.. I had fun playing with it! The rest of the beads and the other wing are going in the stash for now.