For some reason, I have become obsessed with crafting bezels. Surely, I could focus just a bit on the rest of the necklace as well? Well, truth be told, I am sort of holding off to see what I learn in my Build Zone workshop and see if I want to apply those new skills to future pieces.
|Antique mercury glass is now preserved in a resin heart, I also used an antique salt bowl as a bezel with an image from an antique book and a heart key.|
Skills like the soldering I am terrified of! Last night I was worrying about which room of our home would be the least likely to erupt in flames while I am soldering. However, I will confess that I am equal parts excited about trying it out.
Today I have some Apoxie Fixit curing. I am excited because I am working on a Nicho pendant. (Yes, yes another pendant!). Nichos are a traditional Latin American form of folk art where religious and other spiritual items are displayed together in or on recessed shadow box often made of tin or wood, with a glass door that can open.+ I have seen some necklace versions of this here and there, and really wanted to make my own.
+I got most of my history of Nichos information from Mexico Arts and Culture, by Leigh Ann WIlliams.