For this month’s challenge we were all treated to a wonderful Amulet charm by Jenny Davies-Reazor. I’m always amazed by Jenny’s creativity, I love everything she makes, and I particularly love her mixed media work so I was thrilled to receive one of her vessels to create with.
This is mine… I love anything Celtic so it’s perfect!!!
They are made from polymer clay wrapped around aluminium tubing, so they’re hollow inside… perfect for hiding little secrets.
I decided I wanted to make a copper chain for my design, the colour would be a perfect match, and while playing around twisting some wires, I came up with this…
The links are connected with mookaite beads wrapped with thin copper wire. I didn’t realise when I started that it’s the tarnish free type, so when I came to darken it with liver of sulphur it didn’t work. I’m sure it will age a bit with wear and time though.
The links fitted nearly perfectly to the holes in the amulet and to keep them in place I added a bar with a tiny hematite star wrapped around it.
To give the pendant a bit more balance, I added some hammered rods of wire wrapped with some Czech crystals.
I love how it turned out, big thanks to Jenny for a wonderful component to design around, I’ve really enjoyed hammering metal again!
To see what Jenny, the rest of the AJE Team and special guests made with their Amulets, follow the links…
Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio
Alison of Alison Adorns
Jess of The Copper Cat
Brooke from Artistic Endeavors
Caroline << You are here.