A little while ago, I got some great tile pendants from More Skye Jewels. The artist, Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp also creates beautiful jewelry. Check out her store. I started a necklace with one of the tiles almost right away, but then the project stalled. I often have qualms about how to connect parts of a piece of jewelry. The connections never satisfy me, and I also agree with Keirsten Giles‘ blog post confession over at Art Jewelry Elements that I enjoy thinking about making jewelry more than I actually enjoy making it.
Nevertheless, I finally finished the necklace. In addition to the namaste pendant by More Skye Jewels, I added a paper bead by Gillian McMurray with a chakra symbol on it. Hanging with the pendant is a handmade silver heart chakra symbol I got long ago from palmbeachkarma on ebay. I put the whole thing together with wire wrapped glass pearls and voilà. I’m pretty happy with it.
In addition, I bought some roman glass a while ago, but I’ve been nervous to use it. It seems so fragile. However, I’ve seen a variety of earrings made with it, and I thought that would be easier on it than a necklace or bracelet. I made these earrings. I’m not sure about them. They might benefit from a greater variety of bead sizes, like making the one bead above the roman glass a slightly smaller size so they don’t look so clumpy. What do you think?