This unique, beautiful porcelain pendant by Nancy Adams of Round Rabbit has been in my stash for a while now. Nancy stopped making beads and pendants, and moved on to other of her many creative outlets. I do so miss her style and works of art on the beading side of life. But, because she no longer makes these types of lovelies, I had squirreled away a few - yes, it's also called hoarding!! This one has been laying in wait for just the right project... ta da... and here it is! I hope I have done it proper justice.
I started this piece by free-form wire wrapping a connector, with some czech glass daggers in two sizes and colors and then added a pre-made copper connector for some additional style. I really love how that part of the project all came together. Then, I had to search (of course) to find the perfect beads to complement, which started with lovely polymer rondelles by Heather Powers of Humblebeads. From there I added some rich, beautiful gemstones in mahogany obsidian, snowflake obsidian and picasso jasper. At the very end of the process, I added in some czech bell flowers in a black copper wash combo. Sometimes it's a fine balance of joining all the different segments - wire to glass to gemstone to the clay and porcelain, and not to overdo. i have trouble finding that balance some days, but feel I nailed it on this piece!
And, last but not least, as a compliment for the ears, I used a free inspiration project "primrose" from Fusion Beads, stitched with picasso rembrandt gemduos, superduos and firepolish. I added the czech daggers on top to bring the green into the coordination. The gemduos are so fun... but I didn't pay close enough attention to the top and the bottom, so practice was in order... I now know!!