Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Copper Lotus Necklace

So many thoughts to share so here we go:

There seems to be a couple of running themes to my thoughts these days.

One of them is time and how fast it is passing in my life. The older I get, the faster it flies. That kinda freaks me out if I think too long and hard about it…so I try not to give it too much consideration.

Another theme running rampant around my brain is my art (and crafty goodness) and trying to learn and get better at all those things I love to do…art journaling, jewelry making, painting, writing and all those creative outlets. I love learning and growing…and improving. At least I hope I am improving.

Speaking of jewelry, I promised I would share some of the things I’m creating so, here’s a piece that I just created that I really like. IMG_0663


This rectangular Lotus pendant is hand drawn and etched from copper sheet using traditional etching techniques. Other inclusions in this original piece are hand hammered copper bits, handcrafted by me.

It is antiqued with a dark patina and finished with a brushed metal effect to highlight the gorgeous detail. The surface is then sealed with a long-lasting protective finish.

The etching process never produces the same piece twice so this truly is a one of a kind.

The lotus pendant measures 1 3/4" by 1 1/4" (38mm x 31mm) and the dangles add slightly over 1” (25mm) to the piece. The pendant hangs on a larger link chain that includes links of Lapis Lazuli Stones & Beads, copper bead caps, and copper jump rings. The closure is a standard lobster clasp and ring in copper, as well.

The chain length, including pendant, measures 24".

I’ve been working on setting up a brand new Etsy shop, learning to take better photos of my creations,  and trying to be more professional about my craft. I decided that I wanted to offer my pieces here on the blog before I list them over on Etsy…with a 10% discount and free US Shipping for my wonderful (and patient) readers.

So, if you like the Copper Lotus piece and would like to purchase it, it can be yours. I will list it on Etsy on Friday, October 30 at 6pm CST so grab it before then to take advantage of the 10% discount…

Now available on my Etsy at:

If you have questions, drop me a comment or an email. I’ll get better at showing y’all my pieces without being so dang long-winded but I’m just getting the feel of it right now.

Now, the hubby and grandboy are getting hungry so I best get busy working on dinner. I will be back soon cause I have GOT to show y’all pictures of my newest grandson, Remy. He is gorgeous.

Thanks always.

Peace & Love,

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