This necklace features a pendant made by John Bead’s very own Daniel John.
While on a recent trip to a UK craft show, Daniel had an opportunity to walk the show and in one booth he did an experiment with embossing powders on a Metal Complex leaf blank. We both thought it turned out really well. However, embossing powders would not last very long on a necklace if it came into contact with other embellishments.
To keep the design on the blank permanently I glazed the surface with Jewelry Resin. One application of Jewelry resin is like 50 coats of varnish. This design is permanent now!
I am returning the pendant to Daniel today. I can’t return it on it’s own though. It needs to be on a necklace. Naturally, a kumihimo necklace is my first choice! I used gold and black rattail on the circle disk.
The new kumihimo findings make finishing this necklace so easy!