Pendants – Going spotty for toadstools

Mini toadstool pendant with silver eye loop and jump-ring against ivy - number 1

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!

Mini toadstool pendant with silver eye loop and jump-ring against ivy - number 3 

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.

Mini toadstool pendant with silver eye loop and jump-ring against ivy - number 3

Mini toadstool pendant with silver eye loop and jump-ring against ivy - number 4

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!

Mini toadstool pendant with gold eye loop and jump-ring against ivy - number 1

Mini toadstool pendant with gold eye loop and jump-ring against ivy - number 2

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:

Mini toadstool pendant with gold eye loop and jump-ring next to ruler showing 2cm scale measure

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!

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