This one started with this cute little "Coco Connector" polymer clay link in navy and white from Floridity on Etsy. As soon as I saw it I knew there was going to have to be some kind of red, white and blue nautical design with some sea creatures and stuff, but I put it away until the other elements I needed showed up to play with it.
Patina Queen offered up these cool white patinated sea creatures like a starfish and this seahorse.
The starfish had this great gold color peeking through so I grabbed this hammered gold chain from my stash and then I found these sodalite rondelles on Gemme Tresor. That white bead and link section is actually vintage chain that I bought from BrassGoldBeads on Etsy. I got a whole yard of it to play with. The same vendor offered up vintage glass and brass metal charms (see the white one dangling just above the seahorses's head?) in lots of different colors.
A couple of red Czech glass rondelles, some gold wire and headpins and a gold lobster clasp and voila! My "Naughty Nautical" necklace was born.
And no, I don't know what it did to earn the "naughty" appellation - my brain just likes alliteration I guess.
The more I think about it, I think my mom might have had a necklace with lots of gold chains and white, red and blue enameled gold "nautical" type charms - like a ship's wheel, etc. Back in the 70's. I am soooo au courant.
I did a major resin pour last night and so far, the results are encouraging. I still lost a few pieces to "grease" spots (even after changing to a different sealer and sealing front and back THREE TIMES) but not nearly as many. And the wood pieces I'm doing came out SUH-WEET.
They'll be available at Be Resinable starting tomorrow (assuming I get the pics done tonight).
Happy Thursday and I'll see y'all tomorrow for this week's Bead Porn!