A Life of Varied Endeavors

Experimentation -!-

This is a piece I would have loved to sell or give to someone, but I’ve decided it’s too experimental.  Now I can enjoy it for what it is, and maybe wear it around.

The experiments include:

  • shaping an oddly shaped stray piece of copper for a pendant
  • soldering an odd shaped bail on the back
  • putting two odd enamel colors on the front
  • trying to enamel the back with a different color while leaving the bail bare
  • enameling hex seed beads on the front without melting them
  • making an inexpensive necklace to hang it from to avoid the cost – and perhaps wrong effect – of sterling silver
  • making a “clasp” that would echo the colors and feel of the pendant and seed beads.

This was one of those let-it-be things, in the end.  I love how the front of the pendant turned out. Mostly, for some reason, the enamel would not stay on the back, despite repeated tries and using proper solder on the bail.  But I like the rough and casual effect on the back as it turned out.

I do like the braided cord, and the glass bead dangles that make the “toggle”.

This piece came together over several months, and I’m glad it’s here, being what it is and nothing more.  Any thoughts or comments?  I’d love to hear them :).

Sammie's Hex Beads on Enamel Pendant

Sammie’s Hex Beads on Enamel Pendant

Beaded Daggers Toggle

Beaded Daggers Toggle

Toggle and Bail

Toggle and Bail

Experimentation Hex Beads on Enamel Pendant

Experimentation Hex Beads on Enamel Pendant

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