Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Victorian Mourning Jewelry and Fundraising Necklace

 This week, for The Alchemy of Objects workshop lesson 5, the challenge was focal pieces. For this challenge, I paired a Victorian mourning brooch with a coordinating black cross pendant. I then used faceted, black beads to pick up on the faceted nature of the brooch and cross. The back has a vintage rhinestone clasp and a vintage Medal.

I used a Victorian Mourning Brooch paired with a black cross as the necklace focal. 
This week, I also created a necklace to donate to my son's school for their silent auction fundraiser. It features a handmade clay bird from Firefly Design Studio. I used marbleized agate stones that compliment the green of the pendant.

I also drilled a hole in the bottom to add a coordinating charm dangle. The back features a vintage box clasp and bronze bird dangle, picking up on the bird theme.

A bird necklace crafted for a silent auction. 


  1. I don't know which one I like better!! The first is so rich and darkly beautiful and the second well, as colorful and carefree as a bird!! Great work!!

  2. Wow! Just beautiful! Both of them! The black mourning necklace reminds me of Anna Sui and the bird necklace is so Anthropooglie!! LOVE!!

  3. I really like your work and I am always satisfied to see them.. I am so thankful you designed enough opportunity to create these awesome products.
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