Posts tagged ‘pendant’
it’s got the first day of spring, national reading day (celebrating dr. seuss‘s birthday on march 2nd), and texas independence day (yeehaw! get the day off in texas on march 2nd). new mexico celebrates pluto planet (?!) day on march 13th, we all celebrate the assassination of julius cesar during the ides of march (march 15th), and–pinch me! kiss me!–who could forget saint patrick’s day, another excuse for hallmark to make green, on march 17th. and of course, there’s the annual christian rite of biting the heads off chocolate bunnies. i mean, easter.
march has its own flower: the narcissus, a pretty little plant that forces it’s way up through the earth around this time of year as it insists that it is, finally, spring. if you’re in macon, georgia, celebrate the cherry blossom festival march 19-28. if you’re in japan, watch for “blossom forecasts” and go out and and have a picnic as you engage in hanami, the custom for enjoying the beauty of flowers (also usually cherry blossoms).
and then there’s the beautiful birthstone of march: aquamarine, pictured above in a wire-wrapped pendant with rock crystal, apatite, and a deep blue swarovski crystal. look for it soon at my etsy store!
and don’t forget to save a spider on march 14th and drink up for world water day on march 22nd.
i combined it with some of the sterling silver that i have oxidized and hand-burnished to a high shine. the cool blue black brings out the inclusions of the stone.
i couldn’t find a single strand that looked just right with this stone, so i entwined a royal blue leather cord with a periwinkle hand-dyed and sewn silk cord. it’s finished off with more oxidized sterling silver hardware.
i selected the paper from my collection and adhered it to the glass cabochon. then i seal the back with several coats of paint and sealant for a finished look. last i glue on the bail so that i can dangle it from a complimentary material.
strung from a chain, hand-sewn silk cords, or leather, they’re everyday chic. i think i need one to go with every outfit!
they’ll be available at my etsy store soon!
i felt like it needed a little something, so i added a tiny peridot to swing from the branches, wrapped with oxidized sterling silver wire. in keeping with the simple, timeless theme, i knotted it on a thin black leather cord. i wanted to keep it spare and classic.
it’s available at my etsy store for $26 USD.
and i’m still donating $5 to red cross for every item purchased from my etsy store!