Some days I can’t take a good picture.
At least I like the necklace.
Waxed linen stitches together Elaine Ray beads and a bit of glass. Find complete instructions here.
This necklace features a pendant by Olivia Dowdy. The raku-fired ceramic is lightweight and shimmery. I really love the glow of that poppy red. I’ve hung it from a naked brass chain that will age naturally, and added a Swarovski crystal coral branch.
A side note: my camera lens was broken and posting was difficult for a while. I fixed that in December but still hadn’t resumed posting. Today, after a few words of encouragement, I realized I just needed to get back to the routine.
Sometimes when you have something really great you don’t need to do much with it. That face pendant is in a much-loved deep jade green color. I just looked at it for a long time and put it with many other items but never committed it to a necklace. Finally, I decided I needed to wear it anyway. Simple brass chain comes to the rescue. I can’t say this is a forever design-I may put this pendant somewhere else some day.
The ceramic face pendant is by Gaia Beads.
The amazing enameled ring is by Ndidi Kowalczyk of Hothouse Posey.