Most of the hammered hearts from yesterday matched up and turned into earrings
with sterling earwires and jump rings.
Closeup of one of the pairs of earrings
Leftovers make great pendants.
Just about everyone I showed this to at the market thought this would make great earrings, that they wouldn't be too long.
I made this a couple of days ago. My first Tree of Life pendant, in copper, and which I guess is interesting. All I can see is what's wrong with it. I've never seen anyone colour outside the lines making one of these, so of course, that's the first thing I had to do.
I kind of had the idea of a driftwoody, Caspar David Friedrich tree here, windswept and wind-scoured, and in that I think this piece succeeds: being able to see strange things emerging from the driftwood. With the trunk of the tree so skinny and those overlong roots, I ended up seeing a dragon, then someone at the market today saw a Kokopelli figure -- and of course that's all I see now!
For the guys, a Mexican-made flintknapped stone spear point, which I wrapped in hemp cord since there wasn't much to grab onto if I used wire -- and I prefer a minimalist wrap. I'm interested also in doing more weaving of the hemp. I've been getting some pretty cool patterns emerging from the overlaps on others I've wrapped, but of course, I sold them without taking pictures first so you'll have to take my word for it. I've left the hemp ends long in case whoever buys this wants to add some beads.
Resin/reproduction grizzly bear claw pendant. Again, almost nothing to grab onto so I came up with the idea of using a jump ring in the middle. I'm working also to try and make the designs two-sided as much as possible, and again left the hemp cord long in order to add beads.