AJE Component of the Month – Linda Landig

Not even gonna say it – here we go with Linda’s Component of the Month!  Linda is really getting into the clay and she made these awesome fall pendants. You can find her shop here.

I chose the ochre one with the red leaf because I love those colors together!  I had many ideas but after I took Heather Powers’ class at Allegory Gallery, I knew I had to make some small oak leaves!  You’ll get to see an overview of the class on October 5 over at AJE.

Here are my leaves roughly cut out. Yep, rough!  But they do get better.  You can see their progression here!

This final photo is after they were filed, textured, filed, antiqued, and finally tumbled for a few hours.

How I’m going to use them.  But what beads?  I knew I had to wire wrap at least part of it, because of the leaves, so I went to my bin of beads and found these – they go perfectly!

I’m assuming they really meant they were ruby zoisite.  And I know they didn’t cost that much either, so don’t worry!

And here’s my final necklace!  I’m pretty pleased.  It may look better with more varied beads, but for right now, I’m keeping it.  Unless you want it!

Please check out what everyone else made, and thank you Linda, for the great fall pendant!!!!

14 thoughts on “AJE Component of the Month – Linda Landig”

  1. Very cool Sue! I love that you went a completely different direction than you normally do. Any thoughts on enameling leaves like that in the future? I bet they would be awesome!

  2. Ooh the patina copper color is so rich! I like the shape of the leaf echoing Linda's pendant, but the muted color of the copper really adds a great visual dimension to the necklace. You did a great job with the leaves!

  3. I love your necklace Susan. Those leaves must have been the dickens to cut out, but they turned out wonderfully and really make your necklace special!

  4. First off, thank you for taking us on your process as you transformed those leaves. It reminds me to keep at it because even something that starts out rough can turn into a real work of art as you have done. As for your necklace, it's lovely!

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