Sunday, January 30, 2011

Winged Things

I played around with butterflies and dragonflies this weekend in the studio. First up, I've had this delicate little porcelain butterfly from Round Rabbit Extra for a little while now.....

China Shoppe Blues
I started by hanging it with two enamelled jump rings (in blue) from the Industrial Chic line. I pulled out some ceramic rounds I've had for a long time - white with blue patterns - that look like little tidbits of fine china. I also used some blue flat ceramic round tabs that I had always intended to use with this butterfly because I think the glaze on them is almost a perfect match to Nancy's, and some white shell rounds.

My Words
Here is a porcelain dragonfly wing, also from Round Rabbit Extra, hanging down from a polymer clay piece from Swoondimples that reads "if my words had wings". Navy glass pearls, textured brown rounds, and faceted jade glass completed this dreamy blue and green color scheme.

Lastly, I pulled inspiration from two recent pieces and combined them together. I've used this butterfly image in a piece before, as well as the carved colored combo of resin beads. The locket pendant (one of my favorite, most versatile pieces) has a different colored butterfly on each side. I call it: "Two Sides to Every Wing"

*My Words and Two Sides to Every Wing now available on Etsy.

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I really love that blue on with the wing and the polymer clay piece. That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing, Heather!
Enjoy the day!