|The Wild, Wild West|
Well, lately my "pendant" bin (where the escutcheon resided--what a wonderful word, "escutcheon") has been bulging at the seams, so rather than start pendant bin no. 2, I decided to systematically start using items from the pendant bin until I could easily snap the lid down again. And then after that I could return to my usual indolent and slothful ways.
"Well, what does Annie Oakley have to do with the Na'vi?" you ask. Why, absolutely nothing.
Previous to the piece above, I made the pendant below with a glazed stoneware leaf element by Karen Totten, which was also residing in the overfilled pendant bin. The finished pendant immediately made me think of the movie Avatar ("Ah, there's the Annie Oakley-Na'vi link. It's in her MIND.")
jjpotterybeads on Etsy; the tiny multicolored sead beads are Czech Picasso seed beads from beadsandbabble on Etsy; the yummy butterscotch-colored beads are Indonesian glass from Happy Mango Beads; there is a green opal bead from I don't remember where; and the crusty-looking rosy bead is lava. Drilled beach stone from stonestudiostoo at the end of the chain.
Today I hope to get another pendant mostly finished, also using an item from the pendant bin. So I better get busy.