6/21/2018

Well why not!!

During the winter when I was exploring making jewelry as an alternative to CQ, I painted these two MOP pendants.  I have worn them over and over this winter.. I enjoy making jewelry but there is a limit to how much I can wear and I have long passed it. 

But when my DIL was visiting this spring she asked if I would make some things for the gift shop at the lodge.... painted pendants...  Well why not!!!!

She wanted some suitable for Alaska and for a fishing lodge.  I couldn't quite imagine a halibut on a pendant but I could certainly do one of her eagles and some owls as well.  In addition to getting to paint on something larger than a button, it gave me a chance to play with all my beads and collection of costume jewelry.  I began disassembling a lot of old necklaces, bracelets, etc. and I came up with these.


I just couldn't resist some of my favorite bluebirds... For these I dipped into my  box of crystals and pearls..

I had wanted to finish in May but I am just today finally getting it all mailed to her.  It seemed at every step I needed another tool or supply but I think I have it all now if I want to do more... Of course a new venture needed a new name, business cards, display items, etc....,  etc. ,... all this in the works..  Wish me luck...

7 comments:

Jane Raymond said...

These are beautiful! When I think of Alaska, I think of bears, seals, Eskimos, and wild flowers. Maybe those are things you could also paint. You are so gifted. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you, Jane

Shirlee Fassell said...

Gerry the are beautiful! As they say in the theater “BREAK A LEG”!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Gerry, if you paint any more of those MOP donuts, I'd love to buy one with a crow. Gosh I love those pendants. I still have many twister bead necklaces from the 80s and a MOP donut would bring them back to life!!
xx, Carol

Momma Bear said...

They are beautiful! Looks like you have something else to "fund your hobby"! I love your birds they would be so hard to choose from!

gocrazywithme said...

I love that you are doing this!

Marilyn said...

Those are stunning. I particularly like the owls because owls and loons are my two favourite birds. I'd be hard pressed to pick which I like better. You are an awesome inspiration :)

Bobbie Fey said...

You amaze me with your beautiful talent and go for it drive. The necklaces are charming and desirable. The colors and subjects come to life. Love your creativity. Hope to see you soon at the bridge table. Bobbie

P.S. Bring a necklace or two for me to pick and buy! (If you haven't shipped them all to Alaska). :)

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