B151076 - June 1: The Jeanne d'Arc Pendant came to me totally by accident and what a happy accident. It was mentioned to me that it resembles a Maltese Cross (which wasn't exactly what I had in mind). That made me think of the only person that I know from Malta, a woman I met while working for the military in Germany, Jeanne d'Arc - of course that is what I will name it. Techniques: Netting and RAW with vintage Swarovski crystals in two colors (light sapphire blue and medium vitral - light sapphire is pictured here)
B151045 - June 2: The Tzarina Pendant is one of my favorite pieces. I was inspired by a brooch that I saw in a photo of Queen Elizabeth. In research I found that this brooch was purchased from Russia collection in the early part of the last century. Techniques: Bead embroidery and RAW with gold or silver beads
B151077 - June 1: The Kenilworth Castle Necklace is so beautiful in person, photos never do justice do they? The sample is made with a rich red and shining gold, with pearls. This piece is worked in components and then pieced together. Named for a castle in England that I have visited, with inspiration from the series "The Tudors."
B151044 - Princess Maya pendant: The "Princess Maya" pendant (yes, named after Marcia's beloved little dog) really shows how I have been influenced by Marcia. I really love this pendant and have made several versions of this piece. "Princess Maya" will be taught on Thursday, June 5th.
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