February 12, 2010

Sneak Peek

Okay, here is a peak at my challenge piece for Vintaj's contest this month.  The pendant is a Vintaj blank turned into a bezel with a collage of images, words and polymer clay. 

The back of the bezel.  These were part of our first metal etching session we did last summer.

And here was a flash of brilliance. (I know what happen to the humble Ms. Humblebeads?)  Anyway, I made these large jump rings with 16 gauge wire and used the metal texturing sheets to hammer a design for a faux 'etched' metal look.  Seriously love them. 

7 comments:

mairedodd said...

seriously fabulous job! all of the details really add depth to the piece... the bezel is beautiful! have to jump over there to see the theme...

Gail said...

Oh Heather,you have some serious beads in your swneak peak!Can't wait to see it in the whole.And what did happen to the Ms.Humble of Humblebeads,inc.?

SummersStudio said...

The depth in that bezel is amazing.

maryharding said...

that is a gorgeous sneak peak. love the idea of the textured jump rings. Wow. The bezel is fab.

Dawn Doucette said...

Beautiful piece! I love the textured jump rings! That my dear is Absolutely a flash of brilliance! Looking forward to more of your brilliance! :)

Have a wonderful Valentine's weekend!

Dawn

Riki Schumacher said...

Love the necklace, very cool. I'm using Vintaj blanks to etch on, challenging to get all the patina off before stamping. Are you having that challenge? Love the links you stamped, very cool. Riki

belvedere beads said...

Seriously love them too!