Thursday, April 16, 2009


For long you live and high you fly,
for smiles you give and tears you cry,
for all you touch and all you see
is all your life will ever be.

Breathe by Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

Funny thing, here I am with another post about a line from a song. I am not sure why I was never introduced to Pink Floyd. This is such a marvelous lyric. It says pretty much all that needs to be said, so when I saw this really cool bronze pendant at, I had to have it.

I like to think about a piece before I plan my design, but I don't want to over think. The more I read this quote and the more I thought about the time period, the more I got into a breezy, gentle mood. I thought about what kind of jewelry I would have made if I had been listening to the Floyd in my room. I walked around with this bronze pendant in my hand (I tend to pace while thinking) and noticed how it took on a pink glow. I knew without looking, that I didn't have any beads in my stash of hundreds (could it be thousands?) that would really do this piece justice.

I just knew that this pendant needed vintage...that it needed natural...that it needed metal... that's when I knew that I was going to have to disassemble a vintage piece to get what this was needed.

So I went to my closet and got several gemstone necklaces that had colored stones and an '80's necklace that had metal pieces. I looked at these necklaces for quite a while. DH is playing electric guitar in the background and I'm thinking about colors and metal and just digging on life.

So this is what I came up with.

This particular piece was just begging for simplicity. Think about it, if you were a little hippie chick, you would not have worried about needles or findings. You would have instinctively known to use a piece of leather cord, thread the beads on and tie a knot in each end, leaving plenty of cord to tie in the back.

With all that being said, this is my first order from and I am quite happy. The quality of the pendant is excellent, a good thing for my first bronze piece. The shipping was fast and securely packaged with the bead bagged and carefully wrapped in purple tissue paper. It was a nice enough experience to have me wanting more. So...

I'm thinking of going sparklie with my next piece, and maybe using some crystals. This is an area new to me. Have any of you used any of the flat back type rhinestones? I could use some help deciding.

That's it for today, enjoy the day and remember to listen to the music.

By the way, there were other bronze pendants to choose from so check them out also.


Kristen Hermanny said...

Pretty necklace. I love the tie in the back, it totally says easy breezy like Sunday Morning.
I love Pink Floyd too...I also love Jethro Tull, they inspire some good art as well!!!

We finally have a sunny day, and it's supposed to be in the 60s. YAY!!! I can't wait.

Have a trippy day, Suze!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Cool necklace! I will have to check out artbeads dot com and see what is there. Pink Floyd is great. Hubs has a few of their music dvds that we like to watch.

Angela Recada said...

Love love LOVE Pink Floyd! I even saw them in concert in Milwaukee in the 70s!
I'm gonna dig out my CD and listen to right now!

Love your necklace, too. Very groovy!


Tina said...

The song, the pendant, I dig it all.

Kims Art said...

I like the idea of not worrying about a clasp. This is also a very wearable piece. Yes, that was a great song.

Suzie said...

I love pink floyd anything off wish you were here makes me wanna cry

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love those lyrics--what poetry! The necklace is lovely!

Kristen Hermanny said...

I left you something on my blog.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

To date, this is my favorite piece of yours! I love the colors and the simplicity of it. I don't consider myself a hippie chick but maybe I am.
Far out man. :> )

jean benabou said...

That really is pretty!
i so love the pendant!

BlueRidgeLady said...

I used to listen to Pink Floyd Darkside of the Moon all the time in high school. Everytime I hear the songs again it brings back so many fun memories and I just wanna go jump in a time tunnel and go back for maybe just a little while!

Your necklace is sooo cool! I think you were right, to make it chunky with the size beads you used going all the way around it. I have ordered several times from ArtBeads and have always been very satisfied with the prices and the entire transaction. I use alot of crystal in my jewelry...I miss my beads and need to get back to it!
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I love what you did with my design!!!! Yup, I am the designer for the Sentiment Redesigned bronze that is sold through I have more designs coming soon, so be sure to check out in the not too distant future. BTW...they are an amazing company, and I am happy to have my pieces available through their site.
My best,
Sue Reiten
Sentiment Redesigned
Seattle, WA

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