I had an especially productive weekend mostly because I had a good patch healthwise and partly because as I clean and organize my studio, work is easier. I made a bunch of pieces for an upcoming blog hop as well as got in some practice with a silk thread and made a couple of other quick pieces.
Lately, my mom has been on a ball chain kick. She’s making all sorts of cute necklaces on a variety of cool ball chain. That has influenced me. So a while ago I bought this fabulous vintage glass ball pendant that I thought would be cool on some colored ball chain. It turned out to be too heavy, but when I got a great lampwork pendant by Julie Schmidt Bowen of Autochthonous Evolved, I realized those ball chain colors were perfect for it!
It’s perfect, right? I really love this easy to wear, great looking necklace. It’s got good mojo too.
Then I was going through my boxes of Czech glass because, frankly, they are out of control. I saw these white and coral kind of big beads and the little matte gold ones I got to go with them, and I decided to put something together. I can’t describe the quality I was going for with these except to say that there is a certain 1970s vibe I liked about them. I laid out a pattern and then looked for a pendant. I tried a variety but thought this owl pendant by Andrew Thornton was just the ticket.
I’m pleased with how both of these came out. They were quite quick but have just the look I had in mind. I love when that happens!