I've been working on a birthday present for my friend Billye the last couple of days. I got this cool dimple tool from Richard Salley and it makes little bumps that look just like braille. So I decided to make a pendant for Billye that says bff (best friend forever) on it in braille.
The first one I did I realized was too thin so I backed with brass. It ended up being too big and not what I had in mind. So I started over last night.
Here's what I have so far:
The photo is larger than life. It's about half an inch wide and 1 3/4 inches long. I'm going to put a dangle on the bottom and a pearl or something on the top and hang it on a silver chain. I did the tiniest textured edge with my hammer. I still have to buff out some tiny scratches that were on the metal when I got it and put a patina on it.
The other thing on the bead table is this awesome pendant by my friend Martha Eason of Menagerie Studio.
Martha has a pendant in this month's Stringing magazine. It's shown on page 23 in a necklace by Suzette Bentley.
And I have yet more brass etching that needs to go in a bath to remove the pink. Plus I have lots of earrings and other items that are waiting for their photos so I can list them.
I'm really slow getting things listed.
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