>> Friday, August 10, 2007
"Paisley Pendant" by Lagaz Designs (Melissa Muir). August 2007
A paisley-leaf frame in sterling silver, hammered and wrapped in thin silver wire. A wire-wrapped circle encloses a Freshwater Pearl, with Peridot & Aquamarine giving it a splash of colour. Tiny Hill Tribe silver beads adorn the outer frame, and a single Stardust bead gives it a hint of sparkle.
Ahh, to be 18 again. My niece Alyssa is turning 18 this weekend, and this is her birthday present. You only turn 18 once, right? So I thought she should have something just for her. Something special. It's so pretty, I just love it! It's a small pendant, and perfect for almost any occasion. I hope she likes it!
I have never done a paisley before, but I have seen Magdalena's, and I love them. So these have been inspired by Magda. On the Bead & Button forum, I've seen quite a few members try their hand with this shape, in whatever medium they use. They always come out so differently (which is good!). I love going on the forum, so many ways to be inspired!
Happy 18th Birthday, Alyssa! May life be full and exciting for you!