Sunday, May 3, 2009

Abalone Birds

After completing my seed bead rope necklace two weeks ago, I decided to make a pendant to hang from the rope. Pictured above is the finished piece.

I used seed beads and abalone fetish birds, and sewed them onto leather. This took 4-5 hours, all together. Some of the white beads melted when I was burning the edges of the leather, but it gives the "clouds" a little depth, so I don't mind (I'm very particular about the items I sell!) Then I superglued a pin back onto the leather.

This is the first pin I've ever made. Do people still wear pins?

I had in mind to make memory wire bracelets for the Museum's gift shop this weekend. Decided a bracelet with the same colored beads would be nice; maybe sell the pin and bracelet as a pair. The turquoise I used is my favorite shade, a blue-green. Pin and bracelet together for $50. Sounds like a deal to me!

I haven't put it up for sale yet, so if you're interested, just contact me.

9 comments:

outofthepinksky said...

That is fantastic! Fabulous work!

BeadedTail said...

Lovely work Story!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love how that turned out!

Splendid Little Stars said...

very pretty!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Lovely work--that color is one of my favorites, too.

Lenox Knits said...

I love the pretty blues. The birdies are adorable!

HammelmanArt said...

Very cheerful and the shade of blue is one of my favorites, too!

Three Fates said...

Love the colors and the pin is so cute! :D

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

I love turquoise. I think the pin came out great.

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