A couple of weeks ago I had a client come back to me to request a custom order based on my design ‘you’re the tops’. Here’s the original, above.

Mary asked me for this pendant but with the bottom bead a faceted amethyst, the top a pale green bead and the whole design with an antiqued finish and on a custom 22″ chain.

Here is the result, and I love it! A perfect example of how different jewellery based on one design can look and what can be achieved by working closely with a client.

Mary originally bought my ‘Art Nouveau’ earrings (below) and I think the pendant will be a perfect compliment to the design, whilst being distinctly different.

I am really pleased with the patination on Mary’s pendant which I achieved using a new method, it was easy and give great results. Be ready for some more blackened and antique effect designs in my new collections!

Rachel x

4th April 2010

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...