I had created this piece some time ago, using a gorgeous natural, untreated wooden disk, featuring an off-center hole into which I have set a wonderful glass bead in magical turquoise and sea-blue tones and white enclosures recalling sea foam. This blue glass center reflects the light in magical ways and sets off the whole pendant – I love the contrast of the light wood and the sea blue of the glass! I have framed the blue glass bead with turquoise polymer clay free-hand formed to suggest a sea-inspired form.
Now it's a pendant! Both sides have been finished off, so you can wear this pendant on either side.Soon in my Etsy Shop!
A new shiny ring I created using a gorgeous artisan handmade fused glass star by Irish glass artist Mollie from Spleodar, and adding a domed golden centre, which I created with a blend of orange and golden polymer clay.
I love the way the translucent glass reflects the light! And that little golden centre makes the green glass star look like a flower...
About a year ago, a lovely friend from Greece had sent me these "cat's eye shells" that she personally collected on a Greek beach... I wanted to turn them into something special, reminding of the sea they came from -- now I have turned them into rings! I set them into a mix of blue, turquoise and white polymer clay recalling the colors of the Aegean Sea...
Cat’s eye is the common name for the lid or operculum of the common sea snail Turbo smaragdus. When the snail is threatened by a predator or is exposed above the tide, it withdraws into its shell and the operculum seals the opening. After the snail has died and decomposed, the operculum falls free of the shell. They are flat and circular on one side and convex on the other. They are widely used in Europe and the Middle East for protection against the evil eye, no doubt because they themselves resemble eyes and they are used as protective charms. The spiral side of the cat’s eye represents development and positive energy, protecting and guarding.
I love the way the rings turned out, delicate in size and shape yet colorful and bold. One a little more blue and the other in lighter shades of turquoise.