Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dragonfly wings . . .

It was a revelation of sorts.  

My darling friend Rachel 'Two Dog Pond' dropped by last week to take a look at my torch and haul off my wrought iron outdoor bench and table (okay, you didn't really need that information) and she had on the most interesting and lovely necklace that I'd seen in a while.  She had found a dragonfly wing down by the pond (yes, there really is a pond) and sandwiched it between two pieces of glass, worked her magic by soldering it between the glass pieces and made a pendant.  My comment to her was that it looked so much like the Montana Agate that I've been working with that I begged her to let me copy it.  So here you have the first in a series of Dragonfly Wings.

My first pendant is not set with an open back - rather, it's been pierced with two cattails that are only visible from the front when held to the light.  Still, I like having hidden elements in my jewelry so that when one comments on the piece, it opens a conversation to show them the back and start a little info sharing about the jewelry.  Maybe it's just me - I can talk to anyone and don't always need an excuse.

I digress.  This is a nice, simple pendant and I'm absolutely itching to dig deeper into the pile of Montana Agate and recreate the Dragonfly Wings in stone.  Lovely.

4 comments:

Two Dog Pond said...

That is Beautiful! Nature mimicking nature - and I love LOVE love the catail cutouts on the back... I'm going to go sit on my cool black metal couch and dream about it.

mywifesstudio said...

Lynn, Beautiful necklace! Have a great weekend. Evie

Sandi said...

Lynn, that is gorgeous...I love how you did the bail and the cut-outs on the back. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

CharmN Jewelry said...

Like the cute little pendant...very dainty and delicate...I love to collect such pieces which will absolutely make a white blouse come to life.Rembrandt Charms