Not even gonna say it - here we go with Linda's Component of the Month! Linda is really getting into the clay and she made these awesome fall pendants. You can find her shop here.
I chose the ochre one with the red leaf because I love those colors together! I had many ideas but after I took Heather Powers' class at Allegory Gallery, I knew I had to make some small oak leaves! You'll get to see an overview of the class on October 5 over at AJE.
Here are my leaves roughly cut out. Yep, rough! But they do get better. You can see their progression here!
This final photo is after they were filed, textured, filed, antiqued, and finally tumbled for a few hours.
How I'm going to use them. But what beads? I knew I had to wire wrap at least part of it, because of the leaves, so I went to my bin of beads and found these - they go perfectly!
I'm assuming they really meant they were ruby zoisite. And I know they didn't cost that much either, so don't worry!