Friday, July 13, 2012

Simple Truths Celebratio​n Hop

This is reveal day for Erin Prais-Hintz's Simple Truths Celebration. She is the creator of the popular line of Simple Truths Pendants, examples of which you can see here:

I joined her Sampler Club last year and as she put it, "have been hoarding them ever since." Her idea for this hop was for anyone with her creations to show what we have done with them.

I particularly liked this floral pendant she sent one month as well as the inscription on the back.

If you have been following my blog, you know I have a penchant for flowers
(the beauty I love, is what I do), so it set me off and running.

I had received a delicate pendant from Lori Anderson, so I decided to combine the two. How can you lose when combining the work of these two fantastic people? 

Of course, I had to add my own flowers, both polymer and clothe, to the mix, and did so with wild abandon, and by making my own hammered links for them all.

Now I know why I like sticking to polymer clay(fingers still haven't recovered from the misses with that hammer).

The only problem with the pendants: one was done in antique gold and the other in copper, and since I had done the links in a bright brass wire to match the clasp from Nile Designs, there was but one answer. Sorry ladies for defacing your creations with my gold leafing pen, but it had to be done.

Erin's shop on Etsy is tesori trovati jewelry (Treasures Found) where you can see all of her latest Simple Truths Pendants, as well as her other jewelry designs.

Here are the other participants in this challenge:
Erin Prais-Hintz
Sharon Misuraco
Tanya Goodwin
Alice Peterson
Melissa Trudinger
Lori Bowring Michaud
Rebecca Anderson
Chris White
Cherrie Fick
Rosanne Garvison
Shelley Graham Turner
Marlene Cupo --- You are here!
Mary Harding
Lola Surwillo
Michelle Burnett
Kirsi Luostarinen
Paige Maxim
Kristen Fagan
Cynthia Riggs
Enjoy! I know I did!!!


  1. Flowers, flowers and more flowers! How could you not love it. Great work Marlene.

  2. Beautiful Marlene! I love this piece and you can deface all you want if this is the result!

    Shelley Graham Turner

  3. Pretty piece, great color choice. Nicely done!

  4. Very pretty with all the wonderful beads in that necklace! I love how you solved the problem of the different colored metals--clever!

  5. Gorgeous necklace. Love those flower links you made for the beautiful beads. Great all the details and the whole!!!

  6. The beads you chose work wonderfully with the pendants. I would never have thoug of gold leaf, but it's a great idea.

  7. I love that pendant! Your polymer beads are a perfect addition. Beautiful work, Marlene!

  8. Such a charming design, Miss Marlene! I love that you decided to make it your own and combined all these elements particularly your pretty flower beads. My fingers are hurting for you with all that wireworking! ;-) Thank you so much for playing along with the Simple Truths Celebration!
    Enjoy the day.

  9. Fun to combine several favorite artists to make one beautiful necklace.

  10. I love the way you have put this necklace together, really pretty and such a great combination of handmade elements. I never would have thought of using a gold leafing pen to alter the pendants.

  11. What a labor of love, making your own hammered links and your own flowers, Just lovely all together! The two pendants really complement each other! Nicely done!

  12. wow, what a beautiful design. i love the color and all the flowers, really romantic. the pendant is very pretty too and I love the saying on the back!

  13. What a beautiful bouquet of flowers! You hit the artist trifecta with Erin's and Lori's pendants and your polymer clay beads ... so pretty!

  14. What a beautiful piece!

  15. How pretty - Very nice job with the color selections.

  16. What I like the most about your pieces, Marlene, is your amazing ability to take another artist's piece and match your own to that... This is a lovely, beautiful necklace!


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