June 16, 2009

Having a less is more moment...

Sometimes it's all about the big and bold and bright. This felt really mellow and simple and calm. The crackle glaze with the additional antiquing is one of my favorite things. I am more than a little obsessed with oxidizing silver too, which works out great since the metal loops on the pendants are black unless scrubbed clean. It's a bit hard to see in this photo but the crackle in it is so pretty....



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6 comments:

sharon said...

I love this Gaea...the simplicity is stunning! I also love oxidized silver. I have a lot of your cream crackle beads, and I tried to antique them further with coffee, like you suggested. I tried a few different ways, and some for a long period of time, but cannot get the crackle to absorb the darkness. Any tricks or suggestions....I would love to use them!!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Gaea, it's beautiful. You're so right, sometimes it's the simple things that inspire the most. Love it!

Marbella Designs said...

I definitely love the simple design and the contrast between the dark metal and the bone colored heart!

Gaea said...

Hi Sharon!
Brown ink works really well, Windsor Newton ink. You can also boil the beads in a pot with coffee and the grounds to really saturate it, just be careful not to burn yourself! I'm really bad with the heat!

Thanks Lynn and Marbella Designs!

sharon said...

Thanks Gaea...I'll try that!!

Pandorasfork said...

G ~
Lovin' this - the chain and clasp really compliment the simplicity of the heart....
A timeless piece!
: )
Aunt C