Originally Posted on June 12, 2010 ~
I am a jewelry designer by trade. After a long days work I go home and instead of taking a break I make hand manipulated pieces. I constructed this piece last year while the lace bib trend was around. I’m not a fan of lace necklaces so I decided to take matters into my own hands and came up with a leather version which I have worn since the summer of 2009. Yes, leather in the summer!
I created the pattern and pierced the pendant to look like a piece from the Art Nouveau movement. Although I like and get inspired by all the art movements, Art Nouveau is one of my favorites with the second being the Renaissance period.
This is a close up of the Art Nouveau inspired brass pendant which I designed and pierced. The materials for this piece are: Kidd leather, raw cut faceted amethyst, brass, silk thread and freshwater light rose pearls.