Saturday, 14 April 2007

Pearly Pendant

Here is a necklace I made yesterday using a large piece of pearly shell and two pieces of sea-washed glass (thank you Longis Beach, Alderney!), as well as reclaimed pearls, clear crystal beads and a pale green mother-of-pearl fish, all on silver wire hung on pale blue and white narrow ribbon. I have been trying to find a way to drill these pieces of glass for a long time but without specialised equipment and no guarantee it would work on bits so small, I have resigned myself to securing them with silver wire - I think it works ok in this instance. This necklace is £16 + p&p - look out for more now I have discovered the various findings I needed for this type of thing.

Yesterday I photographed a friend's greyhound with a view to painting a picture of it for the Greyhound Welfare exhibition in Boston next year - I'm looking forward to doing the painting but have about three other works to do first, which is frustrating. Ironically, while driving home I nearly ran over another young greyhound which ran out in front of my car - luckily I was already slowing down to turn into our road and braked in time, otherwise I don't think I would have been able to live with myself, let alone paint pictures for a greyhound charity!!

1 comment:

natural attrill said...

Oooh, lovely sea-ey colours!