I promised you would meet Melancholy Margaret, and here she is!
Melancholy Margaret came about by a custom request. (This is one of the reasons why I love getting custom requests from you guys, because they give me great ideas for the future). My friend ordered a custom piece for his mom for mother's day. He sent me this image:
If any of you know the artist or where the original image can be found, please send me the link and let me know. I would love to give the artist credit on my blog.
The request was to make her look like she was "made from metal", so instead of the white body, I chose the silver that I make "Rachael the Robot" out of. I was going to make a striped "leg" for her to stand on, but then I thought the wire wrapping would add a nice "roboty" touch.
When it came to the wheel, I wasn't sure how I should go about it. I was also thinking about how I was going to do the bows. I could have made the wheel and the bows out of polymer clay, but I decided that this project would be the perfect piece to implement other materials. So, I experimented with several materials and buttons, until I found some that I loved and I thought went with the piece.
Having a challenge like this is one of the reasons why I love designing jewelry. I get to take an idea, and put my spin on it and throw back out there.
Robot pendant is 3" tall, and is made from polymer clay, antique copper, beads, plaid fabric, and little black buttons