I made this particular pendant a long time ago. It is one of my rare pieces that was actually sketched out before it was made. It still didn’t turn out quite like the drawing, but I do like this one none the less. It features two black onyx stones in heavily oxidized sterling silver. I had a very hard time coming up with a chain design for this until one of my friends came over and helped me brainstorm a bit. This particular chain is based on the chain by my friend Christine in the November 2008 issue of Art Jewelry magazine. This is the same issue that features my Winter Lily piece.
The January 2009 issue of Art Jewelry has now hit the stands. My beautiful fused fine silver chain is in this issue. I even made it onto the front cover. I will take a picture shortly and post it this weekend. I have ordered a handful of the issue if anyone would like a copy, just let me know.
My open house is this weekend. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. Of course they are now calling for snow this weekend. It NEVER snows this early in the winter. At least it hasn’t since we moved here. We have already had several good snow falls this month and last. It makes us all wonder what the rest of the winter is going to hold for us. I guess I will just get REALLY good at shoveling the snow.
If you are able to brave the snow and live close enough I would love to have you over for the open house. There will be plenty of good company, pretty jewelry to look at, and of course food and best of all…. CHOCOLATE!!!! Shoot me an email if you need my address and directions and we will get you here in short order.
Open house hours are Friday, December 5, 6 – 9pm and Saturday, December 6, 12 noon – 7pm.
I hope you all had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Ours was nice and quaint. We spent the day just hanging around with the girls and watched TV, a rare treat.
I will post more pictures with the magazine this weekend after my open house. Wish me luck!