Well, I just took a batch of PMC out of the kiln, including the focal and clasp for my first "Midsummer Night's Dream" necklace. The photo above is of the focal. The glass flower bead (by Maria Grimes of Garden Path Beads) is not fixed in the pendant yet - it's currently free standing. Unfortunately, although I tried to take the 10-12% shrinkage rate into account, the PMC3 shrunk enough that the leaves of the flower bead now obscure the words, slightly more than I intended. I have to figure out how much this bothers me. Can you read "LOVE IN IDLENESS" here? Incidentally, "love in idleness" is the name of the flower that caused all of the romantic confusion in the play. More on this later, when the necklace is actually finished. Hmmm. What to do, what to do.
5 days ago