Wow, it's been awhile since I've been on the blog. I took a little vacation after finishing the faux bone and ivory tutorial. I haven't opened a package of polymer in more than a month, but the cobwebs have cleared and I will be back in the studio later this week.
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday, my friends; and I hope 2012 treats you well and that everyone stays healthy and happy.
I cheated a little this month with my ABS entry. I usually try to make a new piece for the challenges, but when I saw the theme, I decided to enter a necklace I'd already created.
The theme this month is based on William Morris's Trellis Wallpaper, which features soft moss green and a baby pink which reminds me of Betsy Pease Gutmann's paintings of babies and children.
I created the pendant focal using an image transfer method for polymer clay. The digital image was created by Lynn Palazzo using one of the famous Victorian "Flower Girls" (Lynn, I hope you don't mind me using it again, it is still my favorite!)
I framed the pendant with antique brass finish filigree and Vintaj components. Keeping to the floral/garden theme, I added Czech glass roses, Vintage Rose Swarovski crystal bicones and Swarovski Sand Opal Rounds, and tiny, luminescent glass seed pearls. I also added Vintaj Natural Brass floral end caps, a bail created from Vintaj's Fanned Trellis filigree embellishment; and created a chain using Vintaj Blossoming Duet fastenables.