Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Today I am blogging from the terminal at the Detroit airport. I have a 4 hour layover until my flight to Denver. (Long story -I missed my connection so I'm stuck for a while. Thank goodness for laptops and WiFi.) It's a quick business trip this time - I'll be back home in a couple of days.
Over the weekend I did a lot of creating and taking pics. I was hoping that I wouldn't break my streak of posting a new design every single day for 30 days.
So here is my day 7 design, a jade and copper pendant:
This pendant started out as a practice piece that I did a while ago. I wanted to create a bracelet with sterling silver wire-wrapped beads. But of course I didn't want to waste silver, so I practiced with copper first. So what you see above is my first attempt at this type of wirework. These 2 beads went into my box of unfinished work and had been there for a couple months.
I pulled it out this weekend and decided that it would work well on its own as a pendant.
The copper, which has darkened on its own, really contrasts well with the jade, which is a creamy light green.