This necklace started with the large faceted glass drop at the bottom. I saw it at a local bead store and thought it would make a great pendant for a necklace. At the time, I did not imagine this. Rarely do I have designs in mind when I buy beads or other components. It sat in a little dish on my work table, waiting patiently for me to finish some other pieces. When I turned my attention to it, the glass drop hanging by itself from the necklace cord seemed, well, abrupt. So I decided to add another element to the pendant. I laid the glass drop on a piece of paper (I use last year’s calendar pages) and sketched this shape. I don’t know why this shape, it just seemed to work. It looks a little like a face now that the rivets are in place – that’s accidental.
The blue piece of metal came from a child’s bucket I got at a yard sale. I loved the shade of blue and decided to incorporate it into the piece. It’s riveted to textured, darkened, brass. The necklace was a bit of a balancing act. The pendant wanted a necklace that was subtle, but not too subtle, had colors, but not too many, had interest, but not too much. That sort of thing. I think I hit the right note with the colors, sizes, and shapes I chose. And there’s more of the bucket left for other pieces.