Last night I went up to my studio to clean up a little bit. There is always cleaning to do. I usually do some cleaning but also end up making as well. Which is still cleaning because I am using materials. So, here is what I made.
Not long ago I got an adorable cat pendant and a couple of whirligig charms from Linda Landig Jewelry in the completely fabulous mid-century modern color combination of turquoise and orange. Love! So I did not want to add much because they are perfect just on their own. When I have pieces like that with a really bright color, I know what to do. Head straight over to My Elements because it will have exactly what I need in the color I need it to make a piece that will highlight my beads. So one order of orange ball chain, orange jump rings and turquoise O rings later, here is my necklace.
This is one of those what I call “floppy” necklaces. Not a lot of structure, maybe a big jump ring that makes it lay weird when flat. Hard to get a good picture. And I see one of my cute O rings is askew above. Here’s another shot.
I fell in love with this cat pendant the second I saw it. My vision was to put the O rings on the ball chain so there would be a pop of turquoise between each orange round, but I need either slightly bigger O rings or more patience. Or I could just leave it as it. It’s pretty darn cute now.
Next I got a lovely bird pendant from BlueberriBeads. I didn’t have anything particular in mind for it, but while I was cleaning up, I was putting away the bird as well as several strands of a favorite yellow plastic beads I get from Allegory Gallery. I really love them and keep buying them even though I haven’t used that many. But I saw the yellow on the bird and thought they’d go nicely together.
I used other beads on my table to round things out. One random Czech glass to hold the bird on (it has a large hole). What I believe to be a Gaea bead above the bird, and then some apatite rondelles as spacers.
I used a hand forged black iron hook clasp from Creating Unkamen. I have to get more of those. I love them. Ok, so I didn’t spend as much time cleaning up as I might have, but I look at it as fewer beads to put away (and more fun jewelry to wear)!