The first of the pendant updates is here – this will likely be a 3-parter – I’ve made about 25!
This first set is nothing at all like the rest of them. It is a little rustic, a little tough looking, while the rest to come are much more shiny / pretty. So if these don’t float your boat and shiny / pretty is more your thing, check back with us next week!
In Florida, I had a home that was about 87 years old, it wasn’t in good shape when I got it but I spent many years lovingly restoring it. The last project was the kitchen, it took me 8 years to get to it and when the time came I had plenty of design ideas. The contractor helping with cabinets and counters insisted that I must get granite countertops – that was the ONLY way to go, the only choice that would be acceptable for resale. Except, I hated it, and after waiting 8 years for a nice kitchen I was determined to stick to my guns and have a beautiful tile countertop.
I picked out this amazing slate tile. Oh gosh was it pretty, and in the end my contractor loved it too. During the installation I gathered up some of the garbage bits of slate that they’d cut off, figuring someday maybe I’d use them in a mosaic. 4 years later – along came these rectangular pendants. While playing around I decided to try a piece of the slate in one. The mix of the stone and the kind of weathered metal appealed to me – then mixing in some slightly iridescent pearly glass and a couple of special pieces of Orsoni gold in gold / copper / blue-grey and I had something I really liked.
I envision these on a nice long chain, and have made chains for 2 of them. I’ve worn one out and about and gotten positive feedback so far – without the people knowing that I’d made it. Not sure if more of these will get made, but I like the little set that I did come up with. Next week – I’ll show you some of the shiny / pretty ones! 🙂