Welcome the the July Component of the Month reveal! This month two lucky people won an ammonite pendant from Leslie Watt! When I saw she had more for sale, I just HAD to buy one and play along. I may be addicted to jewelry challenges, no that's wrong... I AM addicted to jewelry challenges. :-)
Click back to the original blog post to read about the challenge. Here's what she had to say about the pendants:
This pendant set is made fromstoneare clay which have been sandwiched together to create a beautiful layered effect. The clay has been fired twice to create the finished product. The clay is fired slowly for 12+ hours to temperatures in excess of 1000ºc to vitrify (harden) the clay. The beads are then painted with 3 layers of glaze and refired for another 9+ hours to complete the vitrification process and melt the glaze to the beautiful finished colours you see here...a slow and labour intensive process but well worth the effort.
The first thing I noticed about the 'in real life' pendant was the color of the glazes... Beautiful. There is a sandy, stoney quality to the base color and I wanted to pick up the pink color that is mottled throughout.
I knew I wanted a random assortment of beads and I stuck with natural materials (although there is one Raku bead and a Golem bead) to honor the real ammonite Leslie used to make the mold for these pendants.
I would love honest feedback! How is the flow of the necklace? Are the pinks too 'much'? Does it lie/lay okay when worn? Thanks for the comments! I look up to each and every one of you and your artistic eye!
If you're new to the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month, check out the blog for NEXT MONTHS challenge... Everyone is invited to play along with this one as well!
Here's this month's list of artists that created with the ammonite pendant!