Summer Jewelry Challenge: Project #8

Between waiting for layers to dry on the mosaic project I am working on, I decided to work on the 8th project in Deryn Mentock's Summer Jewelry Challenge: "Silver Watch Bracelet". My version, however, does not include a watch, as I didn't have any on hand. Instead, I used found objects, etched copper and one of my fused glass cabochons. The result is a very eclectic bracelet with a lot of eyelets and patina.

In addition to the bracelet, I wanted to share some pictures of the progress I am making on the mosaic. The piece is 18" in diameter, and features what will be a very colorful butterfly. Surrounding the butterfly will be clear broken and grouted glass covering decoupaged definitions of the word "hope". I have decoupaged the definitions down, sealed the paper and then antiqued those areas to add some visual interest. Right now, I am letting the decoupage medium and sealant cure for a couple of days to ensure it has a tight seal before I start gluing on the glass.

So...back to work - I'm going to start with the colored glass this evening!
Fanciful Expressions said...

Your interpretation of the bracelet for Deryn's challenge is gorgeous! The colors are so very pretty.
I have to comment on the mosaic--just beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished.


Kelly said...

your bracelet is scrumptious, molly. the repeating shapes and rivets are fanciful and keep the eye moving through the piece. it is really wonderful. and i think your mosaic is coming along beautifully as well.

Deryn Mentock said...

Yum! Just beautiful Molly. The texture and color are terrific. I'm going to have to get busy on this one!

diane cook said...

Molly~this bracelet is beautiful. What a wonderful mixture of texture. =)

HappyDayArt! said...

Hi Molly!
This is just great! I think you are speeding ahead on this challenge and are amazing. I love them all and my favorites are #3, #4 and #5. You are really good!


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Paula said...

Hi! i'm from Brasil and i work with bijoux too
it's very nice when wee can change some ideas!
I love your art!

Heather Thorp said...

Wow these are both stunning pieces - amazing detail and texture. Thanks for sharing!

Stacie Florer said...

You are so incredibly talented!! Wonderful jewelry and I love the mosaics...great blog!