This month's Art Elements Theme of the Month is Fossils, picked by team member Niky Sayers. I had grand plans for many jewelry projects for this theme, but time just got away from me with preparations for the holidays and several holiday shows. Such is life!
As you can see, I had plenty of fossilized inspiration in my stash! Sadly only one design got (mostly) completed. I still need to put some chain and a clasp at the back, but you can get the idea of where I'm going with my design! If I finish today (before heading out for some Thanksgiving travel) I'll update the post with the completed necklace.
I picked one of the lovely ammonite pendants from Lesley Watt to be the centerpiece of a strung necklace design. I love how it looks like the ammonite fossil shape has been partially unearthed by a paleontologist! It's tough to see in this picture, but the cream and brown portions of the pendant are more of a matte finish, adding to the aged feel. I tried to find beads that would pull all of the colors from Lesley's pendant... it's a mix of Czech glass, druzy, and plated hematite with tiny matte brass colored seed beads as spacers.
This is a blog hop... Check out what everyone else was inspired to create!