I just finished up what I think might be my favorite soldered charm yet. Instead of using photos, I used a portion of one of my favorite paintings in the Papaya series. I cut the image from an old calendar.
I wore the necklace today. It hung long like this, but was on a different chain. Tonight, I messed around with some chains and beads and wire to add some matching color throughout. But what do you think? I’m not sure I like it. I’m thinking maybe I should stick to a ball chain or something simple. The beads a) remind me of a rosary, and b) seem to take away from the beauty of the image with their too-playful, too-loud presence.
I’m not a huge fan of clear beads, but I thought they’d be fun on this project. I’m interested to know what you think. I’ll wear it a couple of days and see if it grows on me or if any improvement ideas are sparked.