Thursday, April 30, 2009
Beautiful Bronze from Art Beads
A couple of weeks ago I got this beautiful bronze pendant from ArtBeads.com. It has birds on a branch and says "All happiness is the joy of achievement." The quote is by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I love this quote, so I had to get this one but they have others I liked just as much.
Joy: "Joy is not in things, it is in us.", The Heart Has Reasons -"The heart has reasons that reason cannot know" and Dreams - "Let go of the past, and go confidently in the direction of your dreams" which is quote by Thoreau. Did I ever mention one of my oldest friends does living history as Thoreau? One of the coolest jobs on earth I think.
Anyway, this one spoke to me the most, so that's what I ordered. It's really lush in person and I had fun making this necklace. Want to make one for yourself? just hop on over to Artbeads and get a pendant.
I started stringing beads but decided I wanted bring out more of the nature feel of the pendant so I used bits of wood twigs as part of the neckchain. I wound brass wire around them to mimic the detail on the top of the pendant and added Czech glass leaves and flowers for color. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. It's simple but not boring and very wearable. I'd love to see what you create with some of the wonderful jewelry making supplies from Artbeads!