Monday, July 26, 2010

Animal Magnetism

"... In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight..." Oh, sorry, got carried away with that song for a minute.

I am now knee deep in gemstones in the colors of Autumn. When I get carried away, I really get out there. Exhibit "B", Animal Magnetism.

I purchased the Lion polymer clay face bead from my friend Rebecca Watkins at Artybecca several weeks ago. As soon as I saw them in her photostream at flickr, I wanted one. I actually purchased two, but the other is smaller than this one and didn't fit the necklace. I may make a matching bracelet with the "cub."

The pendant is my creation, an image transfer of an animal print. The faux amber capped Ethnic Motif Tower Beads are mine, too. You may recall them from a few months ago. These are Hawaiian tapa cloth patterns I purchased from my friend Linda at ParrishLin and transferred.

I added the lovely DZI-style Agate beads, crackled Fire Agate rondelles, 26mm red Horn Bone disc beads with a chocolate brown horn bone ring sandwiched between, burnt orange sponge coral, and Dalmation Jasper, my favorite chameleon gem. You can use Dalmation Jasper with anything and it will blend in very well. I also used antique finish copper spacers, end caps and a toggle clasp to finish it off.

"... in the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight..."


Marcia P. said...

Gorgeous! I love your designs. And I always love these colors. I too an a fan of Artybecca. I believe I have those transfers too. Need to do something with that. You inspiree me to try new things, just not sure what yet!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, Marcia. I can't tell you how much that means to me. I tell everyone that if I hadn't come across your shop at Etsy 3 years ago, I wouldn't be a PCAGOE member. You inspire me, too, every time I take a trip through your beautiful work!