Thursday, December 29, 2011

Earthy Pendants

This week I've been in my little workspace working away with colors and shapes that aren't terribly familiar to me.
This one started life as a bracelet, but wound up a pendant.

When I look at it, I can't help but see the tall Totem Poles of Alaska, and so I've appropriately named it the Totem Pendant.

The shape is entirely new to me, but I'm really liking it.
I'm pretty sure you'll see some new and interesting shapes coming from me this year.

I also acquired a tube of peanut seed beads over the holidays.
I was stumped as to what to do with them. I'm not much of a stringer and I'd mostly seen them stacked on top of each other to create that Jenga-like effect.

But, like I said, Jenga was not speaking to me, so I embroidered with them instead. (stick with what you know, I say)
It turned out marvelous.

The effect is earthy and textural.
I call this one River Rocks, because is reminds me of the chunky gray stones that line the earthy yellow clay of the Tennessee River.
I added copper dangles that move like a little waterfall to finish the effect.

They are both in the shop.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. They are both lovely, i love the colours in the Totem pendant

  2. What fun pieces! My favorite is the totem pendant, love the overall design of the necklace. While a bracelet would have been beautiful, the necklace is really wonderful!

  3. Those are both just lovely. I love the way you used the peanut beads in the second pendant.

  4. Both are lovely pendants!! I prefer the colors of the River Rock Pendant and I like what you've done with the peanut beads.

  5. These are both beautiful. I love the shape of the green one, and the peanut border around River Rock somehow reminds me of the scalloped borders you often see on old cameos.

  6. Marcie, Both pendants are beautiful in their own unique way. I love the bright citrus colors in the Totem pendant and the effect the peanut beads give the River Rock necklace, very lovely.

  7. Preciosos colgantes!!! Feliz Año Nuevo!!!

  8. *love* what you've done with those peanuts...and those colours and shapes may not be familiar to you, but they really suit you! Merry Christmas too x

  9. Beautiful work Marcie! The Totem is magnificent...I love your embroidery and the colors of that one are sublime!

  10. Both lovely, but the second is my favorite. So "simple", so beautiful.

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