Sunday, January 9, 2011

What's on my workbench ... more Art Nouveau

I guess eventual crossover from my years as a botanical miniaturist was inevitable.  My latest piece in progress is a fine silver pendant with a bezel-set Willow Creek jasper cabochon in shades of subtle pink, pale green, a hint of gray and a little ivory.  The bail is hidden on the back.  The feature that's especially unique in this piece is it's the first that includes my own tiny hand-sculpted roses!  I've never attempted that kind of sculptural feature before, and I like the effect.  I think I may be doing more of this!

The assortment of beads surrounding the pendant are candidates for a matching necklace.  I'm thinking possibly of a triple strand of coordinating beads culminating in silver cones and a toggle clasp.  The beads shown are rhodochrosite, soocho jade and impression jasper ... but the jury is still out.  I don't want to overwhelm a delicate-looking pendant with disproportionate beads.  Perhaps tomorrow I'll take the pendant with me while I shop for some tiny pale green or pink pearls ...


  1. Wow Bev!! Gorgeous gorgeous!! Any of those stones would look fantastic, going to be a tough choice!

  2. As usual Bev this is gorgeous! Yes, do not overwhelm your piece and "lose" it. I feel sometimes it is easy to overdo and lose the focal piece.