Anyway, while enjoying my mocha, I met one of the featured artists there - a mixed media gal named Angela. She shared her many altered art books, artist trading cards and even jewelry! She had on the most amazing necklace - a chunky chain with tons of buttons dangling! It's interesting to see different people's take on something as simple as a button and to see how they use them. She also used to design scrapbook papers! She has been published in Belle Amoire magazine. You can purchase some of her work on her website, including her very own designed collage papers.
On an entirely different note, I received some new peacock components from Earthenwood Studio. I recently saw this lovely necklace by Heather Powers on the Art Bead Scene blog:What's that? Is that a peacock pendant? It sure is! I was kicking myself because I knew when Heather posted her finished jewelry for sale before the holidays I had looked at each and every piece. How could I have missed this then? I certainly would have bought this.... Anyway, I contacted the maker of the pendant - Melanie at Earthenwood Studio - and she agreed to make me some along with some other feather pattern pieces. Turns out, Melanie's Mom is a peacock lover too!
So here is the first piece I made and it will be listed in my shop today. It's very simple: green spot tree agate nuggets that match the glaze on the pendant perfectly. Brown cotton cord and a stone toggle clasp by You and Me Findings that I got last Fall. I am hoping Melanie will agree to make some more of these for me.... I'd like her to possibly frame them in filigree as she has been doing recently. I hope everyone is enjoying a slow Sunday!