Saturday, January 21, 2012

CAB 52 ~ Week 3


When is a cab really a cab.....
Who says a cabochon needs 
to be in a pretty setting....
I say no! 
I want it to be different! 
Something just for me ~ 
 ~ A little Valentine gift to myself  ~



Today's project really got me thinking of how to mix a truly pretty focal  with my rustic organic look...
How can I bring down the metal to meet this pretty in pink mended heart pendant ...
An unlikely couple...but so many of us are attracted to the other kind...lol...
You know the story....bad boy meets nice girl.... 
Today I'm Featuring clay artist Marti Conrad 
(Visit Marti's Etsy site and see all of her wonderful designs..Click here)
and her beautiful mended heart in a pastel watercolor glaze..
I chose this piece because it is totally different than what I normally work with...
I have formed a cyber friendship with Marti over the years...
My all time favorite design in clay is her mended heart... I had seen it years ago..
and was lucky enough to receive one from her in a clay swap.
My jewelry design history comes from clay component design, then slowly evolved to metal...



The base for this piece is aluminum textured and patina added to bring out the pattern.  
I rounded the top to form a bail and hole punched exactly where the holes in the clay piece are.  
Oxidized copper wire is used to "mend" the heart and connect it to the base...
This would have been cool with a pink braided leather too I think....
My idea door is open with this new piece....
look for more in this avenue to come..
I think it is perfectly acceptable as a cab setting....
Would love to hear what you think! 

Visit my Etsy site for all of my components and finished jewelry

7 comments:

Marti C. said...

I think you made it look lovely in that gorgeous setting! Thank you so much! Marti C.

Thoughtfulhands said...

Melinda this piece is just beautiful!
Love the colors in the heart I will have to go check out Marti's site :)

Thank you for sharing,
Theresa

Jean A. Wells said...

Wow, Melinda. That is gorgeous. Marti makes such beautiful and professional components and so do you. It is a marriage that made in heaven.

KayzKreationz said...

I absolutely love that. The heart is so cool and you really made it stand out. I'm going to have to check out her hearts. Thanks for the post.

Christine said...

Well Done! Love the way you combined your rustic look with the pastel heart.

mishall magarzo said...

i really wanna purchase your items.. :|


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Dolores Raml said...

Love how you attached the heart to the metal, gives me an ideal to make something look a little bigger by adding it to metal. Thanks for the inspiration.

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