So, you may recall I had this box pendant a few weeks ago that I made for my mother. Well, she did decide she wanted a photo of the Short One in the smaller box, so I finished it for her that way. However, I liked the way the sea glass looked in the pendant, so I made another one, above.
So now I'm trying to decide - patina or no patina? I kind of like the way the sea glass pops against the unpatinated silver. However, I don't think the design or the "floating" nature of the interior of the box is as clear without the patina. What do you think? Any opinions? Here's a photo of the other box for comparison
(Oh, and I did put a nice-sized square bezel on the back of the box to put in a photo of the Short One on the reverse side.)
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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