Saturday, January 12, 2013

Meredith the Sea Fairy

After months of beading inactivity, this is a necklace I just finished. The inspiration came from one of my lovely beading friends Meredith (Mezz). I've always wanted to do a fairy pendant, so a few months ago, I sculpted a fairy head with polymer clay, then made a mould out of it and turned it into a bronze clay pendant. I was looking for some stones to set in the pendant, and went to a lapidary show with Mezz in our local area. We saw some ammonite fossils (the metallic looking ones), and Mezz suggested that I used a small and a large one in the same piece. The fossils were apparently from Volga River in Saratov, Russia, from the Jurassic period, about 175 million years ago. Added another ammonite fossil that I had at home, and a couple of small fish and turtle charms to tie in with the sea theme.

What have I been doing in the last few months? Well, I've done some soul searching and a lot of thinking. I have walked on a beach and touched the Indian Ocean. I've been walking with Mezz every Friday morning for several months, chatting all the way, and she's given me so many good advice about life. I am happy to say that I now feel re-energised, content and inspired. I am ready to get back into beading.

Thank you for the friendship, Mezz.


  1. Welcome back, dear Caroline! I am pleased to may admire something extraordinary handmade by you!
    The mermaid has a knowing look on her face - a masterpiece. The necklace has a wonderful charisma, in its uniquly beautiful composition of polymer clay, metal components and glass beads!
    Wish the best for 2013, especially health and much positive energy and spirit around you.

  2. Thank you, Uli. I felt a bit guilty that I hadn't posted anything on my blog for a while, but am really pleased that I'm now back into it. Wish you all the best for 2013 too. :)

  3. Caroline this is a wonderful work of art. I just love it.

  4. Hello,Caroline:
    Nice to see Your coming back to the beadworld:-)
    I am very happy to see Your new Creation-its wonderful with that diversity of details-so charactericstc to Your beading style.Lots of Precious work You've put into that necklace,but the effect is fantastic.The fossils make here the bound of goods.I also have a few of them,but I had no courage to bead the yet.Someday I'll probably make something fine with them.
    Your necklace is so decorative and must be fabulous to wear.
    Warm Greetings from cold Sweden-I've heard of the terrible heat in Australia-is it true?

  5. Caroline, welcome back! I've missed you. <3

    This piece is incredible. The bronze clay face is spectacular, and I love the beading around the fossils. I'm glad you feel refreshed after your beading hiatus -- you have a rare talent, and maybe I'm selfish, but I want to see more of it.

  6. Welcome back! Way to go, this necklace is beautiful!

  7. Thank you all for your lovely and supportive comments. I'm pleased to be back. Must admit though all the thinking and soul searching I have done in the last few months have been really beneficial. I feel like a new person now, and am ready to take on any challenges. Hope you all have a prosperous, happy and healthy 2013!

  8. eine unglaubliche Arbeit!!! Bin begeistert!!!

  9. Wonderfully Unique :-)
    Happy Creative 2013
    -Eva Maria

  10. Hi, is possible the account in wholesale? I have a shop clothes in Italy.
    Thank You
    Best Regards

  11. Is any of your jewellery available to buy? if so where? its so lovely x