Many thanks for all your supportive and thoughtful comments, it was for all of us, who took part in this blog hop, an emotional but rewarding experience. The next blog up will be the 7th beadsoup and sign ups are next week. See details on the left hand side of my blog.
Here's a few pics of the making process for my locket.
I used 22 gauge copper and here you can see the front and back template I made.
I used various stamps and stazon ink for etching.
I also stamped the back of the locket and finally I applied guilders paste.
I also etched the inside and created a mini photo album on a chain.
So now onto new tings and you can see that I have fallen deeply in love with my guilder's paste.
The above ones are mother of pearl birds and rhinestone
These are very Persian looking and I love the little stone beads and the white guilder's paste applied to the gold plate
These are scrimshaw effect donut beads and I love the hint of pink.
Kim and Petra meet again in these funky danglers.
Lastly these bone white tribal earrings with handmade hooped headpins that I made and applied paste to.
That's all folks! xx