We’ve had our first warm and sunny days in ages. I know it will get cold again, but how nice to have even a little bit of spring. Maybe that’s what has me thinking of dragonflies. The base for this layered pendant is a brass circle. I darkened it and added leaves and other elements as a subtle background pattern. On top of the brass circle, a second circle cut from a tin box that once held tea. You want to talk about something putting up a fight – the tea tin did not go down easily. Between my boyfriend and me, we got it cut into pieces, but it took some doing. I don’t have the right tin snips. I got another pair from the hardware store yesterday. Hopefully they will work better.
Anyway, back to the necklace. I added the dragonfly and used two rivets to hold the pendant together. I set the dragonfly and tin circle slightly off center allowing more of the textured brass to show on one side. For the necklace, I used beads in tones that I think harmonize nicely with the pendant – long Indian agate tubes, carnelian, glass, copper, and a tiny dash of blue. Enchanting, I think.