"Of Towers and Turrets", taught by Deryn Mentock and Sharon Tomlinson. Sharon taught us collaging and how to paint faces and Deryn taught us how to build a bezel and turn it into a one-of-a-kind pendant. Last spring I took Deryn's Build Zone class, which helped me perfect my jewelry-making skills and taught me a lot about design.
The bezel itself is made from brass and copper, cut and soldered to resemble a house. I took apart an old crown earring and riveted it onto the roof. On the bottom is a piece of an old belt buckle soldered onto the piece. The picture is a small piece from the collage in my previous post.
The bezel was then filled with resin and strung on carnelian beads, some other assorted beads and African Snake trade beads. A beautiful vintage rhinestone clasp holds it together. And for some extra added flair, I made a rosary-style dangle to flow down the back when worn. I just love how this turned out!