Sunday, June 5, 2011

Of Towers and Turrets

Here is the end result of two fantastic online classes.  I just finished "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!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Again, beautiful. You are having fun!!!