With all of this in mind I was surprised at how much I enjoyed working on this second pendant inspired by Sharon's (of My Passport to Style fame) pinterest board. I did not have a big chunk of natural turquoise stone to work with and so I made my own from polymer clay.
On the back plate I layered up a few fabric textures into the metal and expressed the rivets (as before in the first piece) although this piece needed less of them. With this turquoise pendant I wanted the vividness of the colour to dominate - the details all needed to be subservient to this.
What a great challenge this has been! Thank you Sharon for setting me this virtual commission, I've loved every second of it and I'm looking forward to expanding these initial ideas into a new series of pieces. You can read Sharon's second post on my work here.
Watch this space for further developments!