The white one is still missing a chain or some other type of necklace to hang from; at the moment it feels like the red one is finished. I may still change my mind, I often do.
These pendants are the first in a series of jewelry inspired by my upcoming poetry book. The text here is simple fragments, nothing much, since there really isn't a narrative or anything other than a jumble of fragments in the original context. But it's the same with my poetry and mixed media pieces - simple fragments make something quite complex when put together. Still, I enjoy these little fragments on their own, too.
Currently I feel like adding freshwater pearls to everything I make; must learn to control this need. For these pendants the tiny pink pearls were perfect, though. The pendants are quite petal-like on their own, so adding something as romantic as pearls wasn't a disaster at all. The non-text side has an embroidered disc of mica, one has silver-tone mica, the other a more warm gold-toned disc. I'm actually pretty fond of these necklaces, and have a hard time deciding which side I prefer. Luckily it's not a decision I really have to make.