According to Webster serendipity is the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. That really is how this necklace came about.
It started with this bronze blossom pendant. It was a failure in the firing. The center part didn't stay attached. But then I stumbled across a video on riveting. Problem solved. I just drilled a hole in both pieces and made a copper ball end head pin and riveted them together. Seredipity!
I have all sorts of ideas now of what I might like to do on purpose with these pendants. And I wanted to do something special with this one. Along comes a blog post by Heather at The Peacock Fairy.
She posted this photo of her gorgeous Woodsy Wrist bracelet featured in Bead Trends September 2010 issue. And it kind of clicked what to do. I'd been eyeing that leafy chain for some time with no thought just how I might put something together with it. Finally, I bought a foot length. It was laying around my chain stash waiting to be loved. 25 wrapped garnet, jasper, and glass beads later....
This is a real departure from my usual style which is pretty understated and simple. But I've got studio tour coming up again in November. I've never jurried into jewelry before and felt like I had to make some thing with a little more flash. So there you have it. A serendiptous turn of events. I love that word!