I made a trip to Murano, Italy a couple years ago and the glasswork there made quite an impression on me. I visited the Glass Museum, which was truly awe inspiring. And all around town, there were shops selling glass made by various local artists. I loved the shine and shimmer of the silver or gold reflecting from within some of the glass pieces. I’d never seen anything like it. These Funk Zone polymer clay pendant necklaces are inspired by what I saw there. I think they turned out beautifully.
I made each of these pendants with polymer clay, silver foil, alcohol inks, paint and resin. After making each piece, I cure the clay, then paint as desired. When it dries, I put it in resin to top it off.The resin looks a lot like glass and has a similar effect of magnifying what’s underneath. I topped them with coated copper wire bails. Each one hangs from a satin silk cord necklace that’s about 18″ long.
Dimensions and shipping
These pendants measure 1 1/2″ in diameter with a 1/4″ wire wrapped bail on top for the cord to pass through. The flat-topped ones weight .5 oz (14 grams) and the ones with the hollow center weigh .55 oz. (15 grams). Each one comes in a gift box, ready to give as a perfect gift, or maybe to keep for yourself.
I named these after the Funk Zone, an hip part of Santa Barbara. There you will find a lot of artists, music, wineries and restaurants.
In addition to these Funk Zone polymer clay pendant necklaces, see other jewelry offerings here. And thank you for stopping by to look at what’s available. These all make perfect gifts for her! And of course for you!
Finally, to see my card that I made up from one of my photos of a gorgeous chandelier in Murano, take a look here.