I'm finally happy that this little 'sucker' is finished!
The circles, dots and spots remind me of octopus tentacles - hence the name.
The gemstone featured in this is Variscite in shades of soft seafoam green from one of my favourite suppliers Heart Of Stone Studio (in the USA). This artistic bit of rock is from Australia and is very unusual in that it has the Variscite running like a river through interesting shades of matrix.
Other materials used (all cold connections):
copper (patina using liver of sulphur and then with prismacolor and gloss on top);
pearls stitched through holes in the copper - in light pink, cream and chocolate brown;
merino wool in shades of purple, mauve & turquoise (needle felted);
beads and thread.
There is a brooch pin stitched to the back.
Approx size: 7cm x 8cm / 2.75 inches x 3 inches
She is headed off to be judged for the Regal Castings Contemporary Jewellery Awards, which is part of the New Zealand Jewellery Show. This will be held at SkyCity, Auckland on 1-4 July 2010. So fingers crossed!
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