I have been dreaming about this necklace since I visited Evie and Beth
over at EB Bead and Metal Works blog and saw
the wonderful little enameled kokopelli pendants they created.
Had to have one and I was so excited when it came in the mail.
I am a musician and majored in music playing the flute in college.
Kokopellis have special meaning to me the magic of music is part of their trickster nature.
To learn more click HERE.
I wanted to make a tiny flute
beads that express the Southwest to surround this little fellow with color.
Inspired by the black and lilac enamel colors
I added fire in my polymer clay beads, a mix of metallic red and gold
because I always think of kokopellis as playing around a camp fire at night.
If you look closely you see black burning logs,
eternity beads purposely uneven and rustic,
fibers woven in to suggest the clothing one may wear.
I wire wrapped the pendant to hang it in an antiqued copper odd shaped ring
and wired the spray of tubular beads below to imitate native american style jewelry.
I had enough related beads to also create a bracelet to match.
I have been inspired by the works of Stephanie HERE is her blog.
You will see how her use of fiber and unusual beads inspired this bracelet.
I even used some garden wire which comes wrapped in raffia to make the bead in the front of this picture.
I especially enjoyed making my donut beads you see one behind wire wrapped to the copper ring.
They all polished up really nicely so a total of two long days of labor is finally ready to share.
Enjoy this Labor Day Weekend!!
I am very happy with how this came out,
especially the color combination.
Thanks to Evie and Beth for the inspirational little guy!!