A New Commission Because of Facebook

by Zoraida.
(Patchogue, New York USA)

Since I’ve recently become obsessed with metalwork involving cold connections, my next step was to incorporate beads or stones. I’ve just found a way to do just that in this pendant.

Front of the pendant with a "bursting" bead

Front of the pendant with a “bursting” bead

I used a green Agate bead that seems to be bursting out of its stamped brass surrounding. It was a happy accident and I liked the way it turned out.

Back of the pendant

Back of the pendant

On another note, I am thrilled that a Facebook friend, who happens to be a Benedictine Monk, asked me to create a pendant for him after seeing the above pendant.

The Cross in a Circle pendant

The Cross in a Circle pendant

He wanted a cross on a circle similar to the pendant with the green agate. He liked it so much that he commissioned me to create ten more for his brotherhood.

I don’t claim to be an especially religious person, but this thrills me. I feel honored and wanted to share this.

Zoraida
zoraidajewelry.com
zoraidajewelry at Artfire

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Comments

  1. Zoraida, that’s a wonderful commission to receive! And the cross-in-circle pendant is a lovely design – it feels strong, enduring, clean, and rugged.

    In the first pendant, I also love the bright, translucent green agate bursting out of the stamped brass.

  2. What a wonderful happenstance, Zoraida. Congratulations on that commission!

  3. Autumn says:

    Beautiful creations as always Zoraida. It’s good to hear your Facebook page is giving business. Both pendants are inspiring. Both pendants are timeless in their “simple” design.

  4. Thank you ladies ! I did want the cross pendant to look simple, unadorned and somewhat rugged. He will be wearing it over his monk’s habit and this is how I envisioned it. Yes, Facebook has brought me many sales despite the frustration from their constant changes.
    Rena, the advice in your book on social networking works! It is indispensable. Without it, I probably would not have attempted Facebook and other social networks. Your book on blogging is also a gem 🙂

  5. Zoraida… Congratulations. That is so cool. Your designs and work are wonderfully made. I love my pendants and earrings that you have made for me. And Claudia and I love our special four leaf clover BFF pendants. Thanks for your friendship lady.
    Rena, I love this blog and your publications. I will have to get the social networking one.

  6. Zoraida, I love that cross pendant you made. So classic, almost medieval. Truly beautiful work.

  7. Thanks so much Deb. You are so sweet and generous. We might not have met but for Facebook and this blog. This is a great place to interact with other artists and become friends. You will be overwhelmed with Rena’s advice in her social networking book. I haven’t even scratched the surface yet.
    Thank you Melissa for the compliment. I am very flattered especially since I like medieval jewelry and clothing. Although it wasn’t intentional I probably did incorporate a bit of that in my cross pendant 🙂

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