Friday, December 21, 2007
Happy (Belated) Birthday!
I think I called this a Christmas present earlier this week, but it was actually a birthday present for a friend who has a holiday birthday. Her birthday was yesterday - and she did receive it - so I can show it to you now.
My friend has a necklace that she always wears, so I knew I couldn't make a necklace for her. The problem was that the koi pendants I've been making are really a little bulky to wear on the wrist and a little too heavy to wear as earrings. (I would have made a brooch, but I didn't have the fine silver pin back at the time to make it.) So I fiddled around and tried to reduce the overall size of the pendant enough to use it in a bracelet. This is the smallest koi I've tried to make to date - it measures an inch in diameter and is shallower than the larger versions. I was worried it wouldn't look like much or would still be too wide to wear on the wrist, but it ended up fitting pretty comfortably, even for someone like me who has a skinny wrist.
Happy Birthday, IHT! I hope it was wonderful.