a compliment on one of my recent creations – a gold choker and some beads and a piece of fused dichroic glass, golds and deep teal and bronzes on a china red base – quite festive-looking, without being traditional Christmas jewelry…and even 3-D…
When I made the necklace – I started out to do one thing, but this piece wanted to go its own way, so I just went with the flow, and got the heck out of the Muse’s way – it’s the wise choice!
The photo doesn’t do it justice. Available for sale, with matching crystal earrings, $35 plus S/H.
my true love gave to me…
a “come hither” mermaid necklace handmade, enameled on fused art glass, so the design will not wash off or wear off – this and other mermaid necklaces will be for sale at the Green Gift Bazaar at the Riverbender community center oat 200 W #rd st., downtowsn Alton, 10-4, Sat. – Nov. 24.
Where do I get my design ideas from? Lately, I have been designing around gifts from my 84-year-old friend, fondly known up at our local diner, Aunt Sam’s Uptown Eatery in Alton, IL, as “Jimmy the Greek”.
Recently Jimmy gifted me with some of his late wife’s old costume jewelry. I have used some of her pieces and added to them to create new pieces, as in the cluster necklaces I’ve been posting.
But I wanted to do something just for Jimmy, to honor him and wife, Helen, so I made a shadowbox. I used some of Helen’s old jewelry for accents, and one of her scarves as the background. I left a placeholder for a photograph – Jimmy had his daughter-in-law put a wonderful photo to Jimmy and Helen together in the old-fashioned frame.
The weather should be perfect for Grafton’s Art in the Park Sat. 10-6 & Sun. 11-5 – come see us!