Saturday, December 20, 2008

Necklace for Kay

Awhile back, I took Sally Jean Alexander's "Soldering for Virgins" class. If you ever get a chance to take a class with her, do so! She is an awesome, down-to-earth artist who willingly shares her techniques.
Yesterday, I created a pendant for my sister-in-law, Kay. I cut glass (Ouch...still perfecting my craft)to fit back-to-back vintage images and then soldered it. The back is a snippet from a vintage songbook that reads "In the dark sky you". I like how the song is incomplete so you can imagine fun things you might do under the dark sky. I twisted a piece of sterling silver wire to hang 2 antique rhinestone rondelles and a pearl. At the bottom, I attached shredded hand-dyed silk ribbon in bone and celery green to represent the colors that her daughter chose for her wedding. Well, back to the soldering iron for more fun!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Oh this does look like fun. Might I come and play some day???
Lovely gift too.