It’s time again for the Art Jewelry Elements monthly challenge, and this month, Jenny Davies-Reazor provided us with the component! She made these amazing escutcheon molded polymer clay pendants, with a word saved inside with resin! She made this one especially for me, as I am having a few health issues of late. I always forget to take a photo before I start working on the piece!
Mine was in colors of olive green, verdigris and blue. I love it! As I didn’t have any beads in my stash to really match well with the pendant, I had to go to Michael’s to find something. I found these blue/green glass rounds and they really went so well there was no way I couldn’t purchase them!
Then I looked down and saw the buddha head beads! I knew I had to have that as well!
I used a turquoise teardrop from my stash as well as titanium hematite beads I picked up at Bead Fest and had the bottom done!
I’ve also been dabbling in kumihimo lately, since I won an amazing prize package from Beadaholique last year (yes, LAST YEAR) and ordered s-lon cord to make these braids in the colors of the clay pendant.
The colors of the glass beads also go amazingly well with the cord. During this process, I figured out a way to make looped ends for the braid without using the caps you normally use with kumihimo braid. I have no idea if this has been done with cord before, it’s new to me! I’ll post a tutorial on AJE for it in the future if you’re interested!
The final piece! I’m in love! It’s a long necklace that goes right over your head, no need for a clasp. And it’s so special because Jenny make the pendant especially for me!
Please stop on over to the AJE blog and see what everyone else made with Jenny’s wonderful pendants!