Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Silver Pendant in Progress Photos

I'm having fun with my silver clay this morning.  I'm working on a pendant that will be part of my inventory for an upcoming art show on the 15th of October at Dauphin Island, AL (more about that later).  I took a couple of in progress photos.  The first photo is a little mystery.  I want you to try and guess what it is going to be:

Can you tell?  I know by looking at the photo, you probably can see that it will be a pendant...It is a flat base and has a hole at the top.  Notice the texture in the middle?  That's the major clue to it all.  But wait, there's more..........  The next photo should give you a really good idea.

Baby Sea Turtles!  The texture on the flat piece represents their foot prints in the sand.  Baby Sea Turtles hatch as eggs in the sand.  At some point after they hatch, they will make their way back to the water.  We've recently had some hatch where I live, at Dauphin Island.  We're very happy about this, since the events of  last years oil spill by BP in the Gulf of Mexico.  The new baby Sea Turtles are what inspired me to make this pendant.  It's been in my head for a while.

Are you wondering how this pendant will turn out?  You'll have to wait a little longer, because it's at the stage you see right here now.  I still have to finish it and fire it in my kiln.  Stay tuned, and I will post a photo here after I have fired it in my kiln.

Have a great Day!

The Seaturtle pendant is in the kiln firing right now.  Hopefully tomorrow, I will finish it and show photos. 
If not tomorrow, then Friday.


Dawn DiGesare of DaVoria Jewelry said...

How awesome! They are absolutely adorable! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Janie said...

Thanks! Hopefully, I will get it fired this afternoon.