March Honey Do List Reveal

The Honey Do List is a challenge hosted by Sarajo of SJ Designs Jewelry. Basically, Sarajo's husband, Eric, gives her one of his photos each month from which to draw inspiration. It started as a challenge for her, but Sarajo now shares it with the rest of us. And, I love it!
The moment I saw this month's inspiration photo, I knew where I wanted to start.
Isn't this door from Prague amazing!?

It had me chomping at the bit to run a piece of old tin through an embossing machine, color it, and add layers of filigree. And, that's just what I did!

Oh, y'all! I'm so in love with this piece! It had its ups and downs though. I even recorded my process for creating this fun altered and riveted pendant so you could take that roller-coaster ride with me.

To accent this amazing pendant, I selected just a few beads in a mix of metals (like the filigree) and added a length of gunmetal-colored chain.

Yeah, I'm pretty smitten with it.

I especially love the matte and worn feeling of the red on the tin. I had to mix that color myself using Vintaj Patinas. It looks like SJ did the same for a few of her pieces as well, though we used different colors to add to the garnet. The video shows you just what I did.
Making this beauty was a welcome distraction. I hope you're staying safe and secure behind your own doors right now!

Now, head over to SJ Designs Jewelry to see all the beauties she made along with the links for those who were also inspired by Eric's photo.

Comments

  1. Ooh. I really like the patina color you achieved. I'll have to watch your video to find out what you used. I was super impatient and just went with close enough, lol. I love the multi-layered pendant you created here... so cool! And the beads were just the perfect amount to accent but not overwhelm your pendant. Thanks for playing along with us, Hope. I always look forward to seeing what you create!

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    1. Sarajo, I do hope you like the video! They was a major oopsie when my rivet failed, and I had to work something else out. But, I thought it was a great lesson for me and maybe for someone else as to how I fixed my mistake. Thank you for continuing to offer up these challenges. They always spark my creativity! And, that's something desperately needed right now. Thank you for that!

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  2. Wow, I love what you've created! I'm going to have to up my patina mixing game after seeing the great results you and Sarajo got.

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    1. Ann, Thank you! the patinas are so much fun!! I have a ton of them, but it's never enough. If you do get a few, enjoy. And, let me know if you have any questions. :)

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    2. You did a great job incorporating the inspiration piece into the necklace. The necklace is terrific. Well done!

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  3. Beautiful! I love the embossing and layering!

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    1. Aw, thanks Terry! This turned out better than expected, even with it falling apart at the end. Ha!! ;)

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  4. What a fantastic idea and make, Hope! You absolutely rocked this challenge!

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