I wanted to use as much vintage as possible. Although the marvelous chain is quite now from Miss Fickle Media.
Michelle's connectors suspending some repurposed vintage Sarah Coventry beads.
I have had a stash of these "turtle" beads hanging around forever it seems! This is why we keep EVERYTHING! I drilled holes in the branch and hung all the linked up Lucite leaves she sent. I took my texture hammer to the brass leaf stamping. That actually started with my attempts at stamping a little owl, but he got turned around for some reason and didn't fully stamp out, so I had to go to plan B and camouflage
Using much of my own stash as well as my prized chain!! Michelle sent a really pretty teardrop ring that originally I tried to make a toggle. I made the toggle bar by putting the smaller bits she sent on copper wire, spiraled the ends and pounded them out. After some fiddling, I decided I liked the teardrop as a drop much better. I beaded the necklace quite randomly. And after photographing, found the little green seed to be a little problematic. Oh well, I can switch it out later.
Diggin the acorn cap on the lava stone, but didn't give him a permanent home yet.
And this sweet little dude is my favorite. I have plans for him I sure do, but I didn't get to him. I tossed around a few ideas and was afraid to "mess" him up. But I think I will paint a little something on him and coat him with resin. What do you think? And there you have it. Don't forget to hop around a check everyone else out. Sorry this post was a little late, this morning. We had a little power issue. Scared me it did-thought all this was lost, but thankfully Blogger saw fit to save it! Have a great day.