I made this enamel pendant and have been looking forward to making a necklace that used it. I cut the teardrop shape out of copper and added some ripples to the bottom. I then added enamels in a pleasing color combination with some lines as accents. One thing I am learning about enamel is that any texturing has to be very pronounced to show after enamel has been applied.
Those of you who read regularly know I love beads, so I envisioned a beaded necklace to go with this pendant. Well, the pendant had other ideas. I think the gold foiled-lined glass bead and the two crystals dress the pendant up and highlight the colors I used. After that, anything else I tried with beads was just too much. So I kept it simple and added a small dark chain. And I think the combination is lovely.
it’s important to know when keep it simple. And equally important to know who’s the star of the show.