When I designed a new logo for my Etsy shop and to use on business cards, labels, etc., I created a curl out of 16-gauge sterling silver wire to use as a capital ‘C,’ and wrapped it in a smaller copper coil.  I loved the result, but once I’d photographed it, I really had no use for it.

Modified, however, I think it makes a rather lovely pendant.  I reworked the copper, attached it with smaller sterling wire, and polished it in my tumbler.  Rather than hang it from cord, which would have been fine, I tried out a pendant hanger twirled around silk ribbon.  I think it works.  Not sure – thoughts, anyone?  Would a more simple cord be better?

My jewelry is making its debut in the real retail world today!!  A gorgeous boutique in downtown St. Louis will be displaying about 15 pieces – mostly earrings and necklaces.  Charm is a wonderful little corner of accessory heaven, and I am so excited to be a part of it! Here are photos of some of the pieces headed down there –

– I am inspired by their interest, and as I have also committed to showing/selling at several open houses in February, I better get to work on some new things!!