Monday, June 1, 2009

Dragonflies ... Again

I have these large brass dragonfly elements that I've used to wrap around stones or large beads. This necklace is an example of what I mean. I have featured it on my blog in the past.

I was looking at the small pile of these dragonflies and an idea popped into my head. Don't you love when that happens? I scrounged around for my collection of really large buttons (2" in diameter) and found a beautiful abalone one and a more subtle pink one made from conch shell. With a little wire and beautiful hand-dyed silk ribbon, 2 necklaces were born! Here are the results.

handcrafted jewelry necklace abalone conch shell brass dragonflyThe abalone one sold quickly from my etsy shop, but the conch shell necklace is still available. Click on the photo to go directly to the listing.


cindy shake said...

That was a great STRIKE of inspiration! They look like that's just where they belonged all along :o)

Pricilla said...

You are so clever!

Studio Marcy - Marcy Lamberson said...

I'm a fan of your dragonflies!