I was going to say that this latest rage of jewellery was inspired by the warm weather we are having but it seems to have gone all wintery again hasn’t it! This salad jewellery was in fact inspired by one of my Facebook page followers and past customers who wanted a gift for her friend. She asked me to make a keyring containing salad for her friend who owns a fruit and veg. shop. I then got a little carried away and made these!
The pendants and keychains are cast using resin and I have incorporate miniature pieces of salad including lettuce leaves, slices of cucumber, onion, egg and tomatoes and even miniature sticks of celery.
I am normally really careful when it comes to air bubbles trapped within resin and have several tricks to prevent them from forming on encapsulated objects. But in this case I purposely left them; I think they really add to the pieces and look like small droplets of water remaining on the freshly washed salad.
I told you I got carried away; I even created a cucumber pendant with lots of miniature slices of cucumber encased within this teardrop shaped pendant.
I am not really sure what to call this new range of jewellery; maybe ‘Salad Jewellery’ or ‘weight watchers jewellery’ or even ‘jewellery on a diet’? What do you think and any suggestions would be appreciated!
p.s. Enjoy your chocolate tomorrow!