I have a lovely top I picked up at the Queen Victoria Night Market a couple of years ago, with toadstools painted around one side.
My only complaint was that I didn’t have any jewellery to wear with it. So when I sat down to start making things, I decided to try and make a matching toadstool pendant for myself.
It turned out so well, and so easily, that I promptly made six more!
It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I prefer silver over gold. As a result, I tend to make more pendants with silver fittings than with gold ones. Quite apart from anything else, it’s silver fittings are cheaper to buy, and therefore I can sell them at a cheaper price than the gold.
But, of course, I’m not just making these for myself. And I was having far too much fun making the toadstools to stop. So I made two with gold fittings, as well as the four with silver!
Of course, these photos don’t really give a sense of scale – these toadstools are tiny! Well, they’re little, anyway. One day I might be able to do REALLY tiny.
But still, each is only about 2cm from dome to stalk:
As you can see, each one is unique – never quite the same shape, never quite the same dots. I think they’re adorable!
And best of all, they are all – as of 16 April 2012, anyway – available to buy at my Etsy store!