Monday, June 28, 2010
Have a Heart, Soldered Pendant Art
I was very busy in my studio most the the weekend making jewelry art. The term upcycling comes to mind for this adventure.
Upcycling refers to reusing an object in a new way without degrading the material it is made from, as opposed to recycling which generally involves breaking down the original material and making it into something else, using more energy.
These pendants were created using dinnerware, broken into shards and painted with funky designs. Hearts are a favorite symbol of mine. So hearts it was. Then I soldered around them using lead-free solder and added a jump ring to make a pendant. A 30" silver ball chain completes the necklace. Pretty cool, huh?
If you see a piece you would like to purchase for yourself or a loved one, let me know via email at Susan@SusanCalvert.com. Hurry, 'cause I'm heading out at the end of the week to check on some galleries to carry them.
Of course, my blog would not be complete without Lucy dog modeling my work of art...