But you knew that already!
I recently worked with Mary on an idea she had for patina-ted toggle bars that her delicious ceramic toggle clasps needed.
In order to create custom patinas that complimented the ceramic pieces, she sent samples to me.
To view Mary's work on line and to hold the actual pieces in your hand are two different experiences. Online, her pieces are eye catching and you marvel at the way the life-like botanical seems to come out from the ceramic surface. But once you see them in person, you are completely amazed at the skilled craftsmanship, the subtle coloring that is the embodiment of romance itself.
I had the best time creating with Mary's work!
I call this collection Mary... With Pearls.
Each necklace is adorned with freshwater pearls that compliment the soft colors in each of the ceramic pendants. A few additions of patina-ted metal bits and antiqued chain made this one of the most feminine collections of necklaces I have ever created.
Yes, I wore them all at once and loved the sway of the extra long chains and the tickle of dangling pearls.
These pieces are at Belle Armoire, hopefully in time for the Spring issue.
The stars aligned once again and I was able to schedule this post at the same time Mary is having a give-away on her own blog!
So visit her blog, leave a comment and peruse her selection of one of a kind pieces available through her website and her etsy shop. Sign up for her newsletter (which is like receiving an email from a long time friend) and watch the fascinating videos she put together on making ceramic beads.
The addition of Mary's work to your own will result in art jewelry you can be proud of.