Like a beautiful pendant from my very good friend, Bonnie Lee Kreger!
If you follow my Facebook Diva Designs page, you saw my post last week featuring some of the gorgeous faux pieces created by some of my customers who purchased my new tutorial, "Masterful Faux Made Easy."
Miss Bonnie created these beauties, and I just had to have the one on the top left. She very generously mailed it to me, but because of the bad Winter weather we've been experiencing, it took awhile to get to my hot little hands. I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it, and got out the beads and some of the faux turquoise disc beads I made a few months ago (a lesson on how to create the disc beads is included in the tutorial.)
I bought a bunch of Regaliz Licorice Leather several months ago to create bracelets featuring polymer slides (how to create the slides is also included in the tutorial.) I have a collection of leather pieces which are too short to use for bracelets, but I thought they would make pretty stations for a necklace. I added Chartreuse Green o-rings, studded Copper rings, Green Chrysoprase rondelles framed in copper end caps, Copper Regaliz end clasps, Turquoise Howlite/Magnesite Rounds; aged, solid Copper round beads, and to top it off, a genuine, rough-cut Turquoise nugget which almost exactly matches Bonnie's gorgeous pendant.
This is the result. What do you think? I love it, and this is just my style. It is going into my personal collection. I haven't made myself anything in ages!
Check out my Diva Designs Facebook page to see some of the other fabulous creations made by some of my other customers. You will be amazed!
Seeing my customers' creations is absolutely THE best part about writing tutorials! Many of you are sending me photos of your faux creations, and I hope you will add them to my Flickr Customer Photo Gallery so I can show them off to everyone. I am so proud of all of you!