christmas tree pendant

Last year I rang my dad and asked him if my stepmum, Janet, had pierced ears. He swore she did and so I made her some cute little Christmas tree earrings.

Except that Janet does not have pierced ears.

It’s taken me all year to think what to make as a replacement

tree1tree janet

Sorry about the dodgy photos. I meant to ask Gareth to take some proper photos but I forgot, so waht you see hear are some very dodgy efforts with my mobile on something thats fundamentally hard to photograph.

I wanted to play with backsetting, which is something I hadn’t done before, and it had to be glass for the colour. Handmade glass for that lovely subtle texture. It took me ages to track down a stained glass person to cadge glass from and then it turned out there was a lady called Mia living down the street, who very kindly cut three pieces for me.

Mia’s website is here

I’m moderately pleased with this piece, but delighted with the other one I’ve used for Janet’s this year’s Christmas present (which I can’t show you yet because Janet reads this to my dad). Haven’t had time to play with the third yet…

~ by opusanglicanum on December 18, 2014.

8 Responses to “christmas tree pendant”

  1. That’s gorgeous. Is the glass that deep amber colour in reality?

  2. That’s a lovely present, and the red just glows through.

  3. Yes, the light just glows through the glass – gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful! I’d put one on a chain and wear it as a necklace.

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