Thursday, September 03, 2009
Polymer Bird-Head Challenge...
I've been meaning to post about this for awhile now, but have been out of commission. While in Philadelphia, I ran into Diana Ptaszynski of Vintage Blue Studio. It's always nice to see friends at the show! I remember when I first met Diana. I had a rather unfortunate experience of being almost knocked out, not once, but twice in the hot tub in the hotel room.
Anyway, while we were chatting, I was showing her some of my goodies from my personal traveling bead stash, when out came the polymer bird-head pendant from Heather Powers of Humble Beads. I picked up this little prize from Heather at the Bead & Button show. Diana commented on how she also had one of Heather's pendants. At that moment, we decided on a throw-down! Here's what I made:
I wanted to make something light, wearable, and played off the intense blues of the focal pendant. I used chalcedony, Peruvian opal, kyanite, fluorite, Swarovski Element Air Blue Opal bicones, and pieces from my family at Green Girl Studios. I quite like how it turned out!