Virtual becomes Real

Following on from my last post (where Sharon of My Passport to Style asked me to design her a virtual necklace based on her pinterest style board) I decided to turn my sketches into reality!

Gold and Grain faceted pendant, Cari-Jane Hakes, March 2012
I have wanted to incorporate wood into my work for some time now and Sharon's pinterest page gave me the perfect excuse; it is full of heavy timber wedge platform sandals.  So wood became the main material for the first pendant and a touch of gold was used as an accent tone.  I wanted this material to glint and gleam within the mat texture of the wood - like sunlight on a forest floor.

Gold and Grain faceted pendant, Cari-Jane Hakes, March 2011
For me, the back has to be just as beautiful as the front.  This pendant is no exception - I would go as far to say that it could be worn both ways depending on your whim.

I really wanted to team this pendant with a beautiful silk turquoise cord to pick up on the colours pinned on Sharon's fashion inspiration pinterst board - but alas I could only find this orange one in my stash.  Had I been in London I would have dashed to VV Rouleaux and picked out something utterly gorgeous (and turquoise).

Detail, Cari-Jane Hakes, March 2012
Sharon has written up a lovely piece on my work which she has published on her blog today which you can find here!

Now wait till you see the hunk of faceted turquoisness I've been working on today for the second pendant - more on that tomorrow mes amis.