Sunday, March 27, 2011
Silk Ribbon Easter Garden Necklace
Easter Garden necklace is a great way to welcome Spring and add some sparkle to your wardrobe. Pendant is hand sculpted by me out of polymer clay. Pastel tendrils surround a beautiful Vitrail Light Swarovski crystal. Fuschia and Crystal colored Swarovski crystals are hidden among the leaves. They remind me of fruit or little buds in this fictional flower. The pendant is strung on a hand painted silk ribbon. The ribbon was the main inspiration for the pendant and the colors reminded me of Easter when I was all finished. I had a lot of fun designing this pendant, and as it was done in my free-form style, it will never be exactly duplicated so you are assured to have a unique piece.
The necklace fastens by tying a bow in the ribbon, so the length is adjustable to fit just right.
I coated the pendant in a polymer varnish to protect it and add shine, but I do not advise that you wear it in the shower or while swimming.
It was very difficult to really catch the sparkle of the Swarovski crystal, but it shines brilliantly in the light as you move. This is one of my favorite pieces.