Hi there friends…I hope all’s been well. And to those of you who’ve come back to see about the giveaway, the winner is Patricia Williamson. Patricia, kindly contact me with your mailing address so that I can send things your way.
To everyone who participated in this giveaway…I very much enjoyed reading all of your comments. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me and for the ever so kind comments regarding my artwork and jewelry.
Moving on to sharing 2 new necklace projects (see, I really do like to make things in two’s!)
…to make these two necklaces.
Here are a few close-ups.
To get the dark finish I painted the key (front, back and sides) with black acrylic paint, and after the paint dried I used sandpaper to distress the edges. The keyhole received a layer of gold paint (for a slight color contrast) on top of the black paint before I distressed it.
I only used gold paint to cover the key below, and then distressed it with sandpaper. There’s something appealing to me about the idea of a “golden key”. I think it has to do with thoughts of opening up the door to something new and wonderful…or maybe the possibility of unlocking the potential within. Either way, I envision light coming in.
Wishing you an abundance of golden, glowing light…flowing both in and out, and all around.