Desert Canyon Necklace
I was one of the lucky ones to be randomly chosen for the September Component Of The Month Giveaway on the Art Jewelry Elements blog. The winners received one of these handmade porcelain charms from Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Beads.
I was happy to get one of the charms that has the copper patina glaze. I love that glaze color! Diana made these charms using a mold from an old leather button. I can remember my dad having a heavy winter sweater with those cool leather buttons!
I know that these are listed as charms, but I decided to use mine as a necklace pendant. I went with kind of a southwestern palette of muted tones of turquoise and orange.
The pendant hangs from an antiqued brass chain, below a dyed rust-orange agate. Rust orange is my favorite color, so whenever I can include it in my designs; I’m a happy girl! I placed some really pretty brass bead caps on either side of the agate to frame and highlight it.
The tiny glass seed beads were a recent purchase. I adore their colors and was just looking for an excuse to use them So why use just a few? I went all out and created five strands of them, which thread in and out of turquoise-green Indonesian glass beads.
Head on over to my ArtFire shop to see more photos and read more about the Desert Canyon Necklace.
I’m grateful to Diana and Art Jewelry Elements for hosting this giveaway. I encourage you to take a look at the Art Jewelry Elements blog to see what the other participants made. And, just to pique your interest….I have a big announcement about Art Jewelry Elements that I’ll be posting on Tuesday. Stay tuned