Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Family Jewels

ammonite, originally uploaded by trifarina.

I recently received a surprise gift in the mail from a friend who made me a necklace. It was quite nice and reminded me of a time when I made jewelry myself...

Fast forward to last night, the madness has begun. Sitting on my sofa surrounded by beads flying in the air and wee tiny pliers crimping everything in sight. The first few attempts were awful. I will be "frogging" them and using the beads for decidedly more tasteful objects in the future.

But this one, this one I like. It has an ammonite pendant I purchased for cheap on the ebay, and is strung with chips of smokey quartz and beads. (The strand is curled up here, it's actually about 52 cm in length.)

1 comment:

brandilion said...

Oh you know I love an ammonite necklace! nice job.

Did you hear the Nautilus at Birch Aquarium Scripps laid eggs? First time ever!