Look at this cornucopia of crazy goodness we had to choose from!
Jenny then chose various words and phrases from old book pages, and affixed them in the frame with resin. This is what she sent me:
As you can see, she chose the words "artist" and "artistic" for me--I will take that as a compliment, and an inspiration!
I love the vintage design, and the earthiness of the finish and material really appealed to me. The old-timey typeface and yellowed paper sent me over the moon! I love old stuff. This design made me think of both East Indian folk art, as well as vintage American "gypsy" decor--it feels to me like a little section of architectural detail surreptitiously popped off the side of a gypsy caravan and turned into jewelry. (If you follow my blog or my shop offerings, you'll know I have a thing about "gypsy" style.) I decided to echo the rustic feel with the rest of my elements, so I used some matte-finish handcrafted Indonesian glass beads from my Happy Mango Beads stash, in slate blue and turquoise to echo the colors in the focal. I love the slightly irregular shapes and sizes of these beads--it really gives my pieces a handmade, earthy flavor.
(Here's what I did with the back--I wanted to have more length beneath the focal so I added a chain at the back):
(This could even convince me to start playing with polymer clay, a temptation I have so far resisted...)
You can see this piece at my Etsy shop.
This is a blog hop! Check out the other participants' creations at the links below: