January 21, 2013

I Dream of African Treasures

There were so many exciting products making their debut at CHA including the Jewel Loom designed by Julianna Hudgins as well as an exclusive die template, plate and bezel collection released by Spellbinders Paper Arts.

I was inspired by my African roots when I designed this pendant.  The Zulu and Ndebele tribes of Southern Africa are master beaders.  The center panel was created on the Jewel Loom using Toho beads.  I added the little stone beads and treasures by mixing Ice Resin which secured the trinkets in place.

You can find details on how I created this pendant by visiting Julianna's blog and this post:

Thanks for stopping by today.  I am in transit as I make my way to frigid temperatures in Michigan.  Have a warm toasty day.


Bella Carta at Art 'n Soul said...

love the pendant; anxious to share with our jewelry making customers! Stay warm . . . I think it's cold here at 34-36 degrees during the day but in Minnesota? My skin would fall off! lol!

Julie Overby said...

So beautiful Kazan!!

Cowgirlscrapper said...

Morning- this is awesome. i am from Cape Toen, SA.I dont often see anyone from SA on here. Great to meet you !! Love your website.