Thursday, January 10, 2008

Double Koi Necklace

I made this pendant for Melanie Brooks Lukacs last month. It's difficult to tell from this photo, but this is actually a much smaller version of the double koi pendant - it's about the size of my usual single koi. Melanie told me that she was going to use it to make a Christmas gift for her mother. Let me say that again - one of my favorite beadmakers thought that my little koi pendant was good enough to give to her mother as a gift. As you can imagine, I was (and am) quite thrilled by this. As if that weren't enough, Melanie made some brand new, incredibly cool bubbly-water themed beads to go with the pendant. Could life get any better? I think not.

Anyway, Melanie put a photo of the necklace she made with the pendant on her blog today - please go here to view it. Isn't it beautiful? I love the way she uses the faux suede tubing with this piece. And, of course, I think her new bubble beads are really beautiful. This is the first time I've seen one of my pendants used in an original piece designed by someone else. It's really exciting for me to see how Melanie envisioned using my koi pendant. Thanks so much, Melanie - I hope your mother is enjoying the necklace.

(Incidentally, if anyone else has used my pendants in their jewelry designs, I would love to see them. Please do email photos to me at

I finished the other Valentine pendant last night - it came out pretty well. I will post a photo tomorrow or Monday (I may have something else to show you tomorrow).

Thanks for stopping by!


Christina J. said...

How exciting! I looked at her blog and commented on how beautiful the necklace is. I really like your koi pendants.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks, Christina! Melanie's necklace is beautiful, isn't it?

Claudia said...

That necklace is so cute! Is so simple and beautiful at the same time... Love it.