April 25, 2009
Feelin' kinda Punk-ish lately! I've been enjoying playing with some new ceramic beads from my friend Melanie over at Earthenwood Studio. Check out Melanie's online store, she has many new steampunk goodies listed for sale like these.
The glaze on this gear bead that she sent me, is really so very cool. It has a very METAL appearance. I went to the local bead shop yesterday looking for some ideas to use with this, and found these awesome Hemitite wheels, and some gunmetal bead cages, and gun metal toggle clasp. I knew they'd work perfectly with the pendant.
My next challenge was making the bead into a pendant, since the hole was through the center of the bead. A little clever wire work, and thinking it over a looong time, I came up with this! Fold a piece of wire in half, string 1 hemitite round. Polk both ends through the hole from front to back. Bend the wire up at 10 and 2 o'clock. Form wrapped loops, and string the pendant onto the beading wire! perfect!
Today is going to gorgeous! I'm spending a few hours this afternoon at Afternoon Tea at the Rosemont Inn with some friends. Looking forward to some serious tea drinking, and mini-sandwich eating but am mostly looking forward to Rita's scones. They are to DIE FOR!!
Check back on Monday morning, I'm doing a blog giveaway- Prize is donated by the ever-talented JADE SCOTT!
Published by Lorelei Eurto