Thursday, November 1, 2007

What a dummy

I tried posting earlier this evening and was not able to upload any photo (which was originally supposed to be of the new pendant that I finished today). Then I ended up getting distracted. Instead of making even more pendants, as I originally intended, I made this. I was sitting around thinking that maybe putting pendants in the store rather than finished pieces was a bad idea and that I should have primarily finished jewelry instead - so, I ended up stringing the koi pendant. Now, of course, I think I should have just stuck to my original plan of offering just pendants. Sigh. Either way, I think I see another koi pendant in my immediate future.

As far as this new necklace is concerned, I was thinking of cherry blossoms when I strung it - hence the use of faceted rose quartz. I finished the piece with Czech pressed glass leaves and seed beads. The clasp, which I just happened to have already made, is PMC3, as usual.

Sorry for the short post, but I was trying to make a concerted effort to get some sleep tonight, and it's already past 1am, so I'll close for now.

Thanks for stopping by!


Christina said...

I don't see anything wrong with offering both pendants and finished jewelry. I like how this piece turned out and am impressed with your handmade clasp! I haven't tried making a clasp with PMC3. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Vickie said...

I'm with Christina; showing it both ways opens up lots of possibilities; and I like the way the necklace turned out!

Melissa said...

Thanks - I do intend ultimately to have finished jewelry for sale in the store. However, I think I will stick with my original plan and start out initially with pendants. We'll see how it goes.

Christina - I think being able to make your own clasp is one of the best parts of PMC. I used to spend a lot of time looking for unusual clasps - now I just make my own!