2″ x 1″, found objects
This week’s pendant is a creature. Maybe not actually an insect, since I count more than 3 segments and less than 6 legs, but insect-inspired. With green mirror-backed glass for wings, parts of a watch spring for antennae and legs from parts of a chain link, the whole piece emerged from the antique hatpin that forms the body. Made from glass beads with an amazing sheen, the hatpin reminded me of dragonflies and the iridescent bees that we saw in India. I’ve always adored insect jewelry, so here’s my first pass at making some of my own.