For this month's Theme of the Month challenge on the Art Elements blog Jenny Davies-Reazor chose horses. At first blush I was totally stumped. My only real artistic outlet is jewelry making and I was fresh out of horse beads! (I used to have two sets of horse charms from Round Rabbit but used them for a different challenge a few years ago.) I have frogs, monkeys, fish, kitties, and birds galore but absolutely no horses.
Luckily, Jenny opened up her definition of what counts as equine to include some of the horses mythical cousins... unicorns and pegasus! Whew! While I still didn't have anything right on hand, I reached out to Andrew Thornton and William Jones of Allegory Gallery and they had just what I needed! I ended up with two Pegasus pendants made by Andrew (one polymer clay and one wooden) to play with for this month. Hooray!
|Ancient Greek Pegasus figure, bronze; reproduction Ancient Greek coin; “Fame escorting Pegasus” marble, 1875 by Lequesne|
First up, I grabbed the polymer clay piece that reminds me very much of the above reproduction of an ancient Greek coin. The pendant is predominantly bronze in color, but has some hints of copper as well. I decided on a simple stringing pattern for this one using some Picasso finish Czech glass melons and some bronze-y druzy beads.
I think that Andrew may have made the wooden Pegasus pendant just because I was asking after any equine creations... so I had to make something with it too! This time I went for wire-wrapped links instead of stringing. I used some really fun and unusual Czech glass coins that I picked up this spring at a local bead show and some matte Red Creek Jasper.
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