Friday, June 17, 2011
Butterfly & Turquoise
Time for happier things ... two of my favourite things; butterflies and the colour turquoise. I've always loved butterflies.
I got this pretty cloisonne butterfly pendant a while ago but just didn't have the right things to mix with it until I found these lovely turquoise beads.
I like the 'natural' aspect of the unevenness of the stones and the gold is a nice accent with the cloisonne work. It is very simple, but I experimented with tons of variations before I finally settled on the simplicity of this. As they say, sometimes less is more.
I'm not sure if I'll be keeping it so I made up some earrings to match while I still had the coordinating materials. The small clear glass seed beads add a nice little sparkle, and are also used around the pendant.
I love using the wire and making earrings - I'm kind of wishing I still had pierced ears.