Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Frida Necklace...

I made this piece for the Flash Fire Challenge AND as a commission for a customer.  She saw me working with the Frida Kahlo component (I had it laid out with some other beads) and said that she wanted it!  Two birds with one stone!

I used the Now That's a Jig! to create the organic armature of the bib-style necklace.  I then wired the beads she selected in tones of yellow and green into the open tracery.

It fits her personality.  She likes big and bold jewelry.


Anonymous said...

Andrew- this is gorgeous! I am trying to figure out image transfer onto stone now. Can I ask how you made your pendant? thanks!

Andrew Thornton said...

Thanks! It's a little more funky than my usual style, but I like it. It's always interesting to collaborate with someone else and trying to achieve their vision.

There are a lot of different techniques for image transfer. This is actually decoupage over a wood bead that has been lacquered.