Sometimes I like my jewellery to be fierce. Like armour. Projecting a 'don't mess with me' message. At other times I like my jewellery to have a curious feel to it. Little details that spark a desire to inspect it more closely. But then, sometimes, just sometimes, I just want it to be pretty. Is that such a crime?
Ingredients: Sterling Silver, Paper, Dragonfly silk organza fabric by Clarissa Hulse
I have been wanting to somehow incorporate Clarissa Hulse's beautiful fabric into my jewellery for some time now. This was the perfect project to show it off.
|Hydrangea and Silk Organza transparent memory locket by Cari-Jane Hakes (from A Stitch in Time Saves Nine series)|
The design started when I began thinking about creating a transparent locket. This led to the vintage styling of the pendant. The sheerness of the silk organza means that it beautifully layers up with the hydrangea image.
|Detail of pendant by Cari-Jane Hakes|
|Detail of back plate by Cari-Jane Hakes|
The back plate is made from recycled sterling silver. This gives it a fabulous texture and really adds to the vintage feel. The text reads 'A stitch in time saves nine one two three four five six seven'.
|Pendant fine silver bezel detail by Cari-Jane Hakes|
I gave it one little extra piece of silver to hang from the bottom. A pendulum measuring the passing of time and generations.
|Hydrangea and Silk Organza transparent memory locket by Cari-Jane Hakes|
Every now and then we all just need something beautiful. I'll be listing this in the Etsy shop over the weekend.