Turquoise chokers and magic mushroom pendants

Doing something with turquoise!

I had a few pendants going spare, so I have been spending some time this week playing with chokers and turquoise, amigurumi and necklace chains. I’ve been making a few bits of found art jewellery recently, and this is a furtherance of that idea.

I have had a couple of velvet chokers floating around in the TackleBox of Jewellery Oddmentsโ„ข for ages that became backs for chainmail or colourful pompoms and bells in the last few weeks. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Isn’t that always the way?

To make up for the sudden lack of chokers, I developed a pattern for a simple black choker strap with a simple tie and made a couple up over the afternoon.

This pendant was originally from a large turquoise ring of unknown metal origin. I could never work out how to solder it back onto another ring, I don’t think I had the right metal to match up it up. It’s a beautiful shade of blue, so I’ve dragged it around for awhile, waiting for something to inspire me to attach it to. A very easy single stitch ring provides the setting and holds the stone in place on the necklace.

…also doing something with amigurumi mushrooms…

These mushroom beads I had made last winter, and originally I had planned to turning them into dangly earrings. Unfortunately, I had made the amigurumi forms too large for ears!

I couldn’t get the mushrooms to lay correctly, and the overall rectangular shape of the sculpted form lends more to a dangling pendant on a necklace. I decided to go with it!

I based the mushrooms off the Psilocybe cubensis form found growing in nature, one fully fruited adult paired with an immature primordium, peeping out amongst the grass.

๐Ÿ„Thanks for reading!


Magic mushroom stash pockets

Magic mushroom fairy ring rugs

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About kellymarietheartist

Visual artist originally from Australia, travelling the world creating crocheted wearable art and functional textile pieces. Sustainable art and slow fashion made from recycled fabrics, wools and metal. Colourful. Psychedelic. Unique.
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