Saturday, January 21, 2012

Did I Show You?

This most lovely little silver winged heart pendant that I picked up on my trip to Dallas?

It was part of my birthday shopping spree gift from M and K...I picked it up, put it back, picked it up and so on as I debated whether I should choose it but finally I gave in and decided that it would be layered with a special pendant that I'll make just to go with it.  The only problem is that I haven't quite decided on what that special pendant should be!  I'll take suggestions if anyone has ideas...

I did a rush firing this week and as a result ended up with one major FAIL. 

Unfortunately I think it would have been one of my all time favorites if it would have worked.  The good news is that I should be able to make it again more carefully so it doesn't separate during firing.  I have several others that I only bisqued so I'm debating whether or not to bother with the glaze firing in case they suffer the same fate.

Luckily the other items in the kiln behaved appropriately!  I'm digging that big chunky cuff focal!

Of course with Valentine's Day not that far off, I've started bumping up my heart production.

On a technical note, I'm not thrilled with my photos above but they were taken indoors under lousy artificial light at night...but...I did have my camera set on full manual mode so I'm just happy you can tell they're pendants and not abstract art!  One of my goals this year is to learn to operate my camera properly, not just mostly but really know what the settings do.  I found this great blog with steps for 31 days to shooting in manual mode and I'm working my way through.  Even thought they're starting off mediocre at best, I suppose by putting the photos on here as I go along will let me show progress, right? 

Just try not to laugh too hard :)


  1. I love your pendants - nice work!

  2. OMG, I love the hearts! So pretty. And I'm heading to the manual link. :) Thanks.

  3. The winged heart pendant is so pretty! I like the texture of it, how it's a little banged up, just like our hearts get over time.
    Good luck with the camera! Taking pictures for me is SO frustrating, but I feel like I've made good progress. It's definately a learning process.

  4. yup the cuff piece is my favorite too.

  5. Those hearts are so cute!

  6. everything looks great! and thank you for sharing the link on manual settings... i have to tell you, i just love the 'what would you do?' feature!


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