I am so blessed to have a wonderful job that allows me the opportunity to teach workshops around the world. Instead of purchasing t-shirts, or other chotchkes from my travels, I often ask my host if it is possible to visit an antique store or two in the cities I visit. I like to search for vintage jewelry bits which I can then put onto a charm bracelet of make into a necklace. Believe it or not, I have been collecting items for the past three years, well before I actually knew how to make a necklace, lol!
Last fall I had the pleasure to teach in Bogota, Colombia, and I purchased the large religious medal at the bottom of this necklace there. The green and yellow ribbon was on it when I bought it, and I elected to leave it in place instead of removing it. After making it, I thought that I might go back and shorten the pieces so that there is not as much room between the levels of the necklace. However, my new friends in Panama who were the first people to see it after I made it, told me to leave it as is ☺
So, that's my latest jewelry creation. I hope you like it!