Marie of Skye Jewels, contacted me several weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in collaborating with her on some jewelry. So we each created a semi-finished piece of jewelry and swapped them for each of us to finish. What you see here, is her start to my necklace. Here's the one I sent to Marie:
I love that Marie used one of her own handcrafted pendants, and wrapped in brass filigree. Below the owl pendant dangles a handmade brass wire nest with pearl eggs. A clever addition to this earthy and stylish necklace. Marie knows I have an obsession with owls, and that was great of her to incorporate them into the theme of her necklace.
Up one side, she beaded a strand with a ceramic nugget (looks like Mary Ann Carroll's bead, I'm guessing) some nuggets of jasper? and some glass seed beads. She incorporated a nice beaded toggle ring- would be great for a button or handmade toggle of some sort.
Up the other side, Marie added some pretty yellow peanut seed beads, (another favorite!) and a few brass links.
I hope to be able to add my additions to this necklace sometime this weekend so come back and check out the finished piece next week!
Go to Marie's Blog to find out what she ends up doing with the one I sent to her!