Studio Musings

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

New Leaf Pendant

New Leaf Pendant by Karen Williams, polymer clay leaf by Jeannie Dukic
It's been a very topsy turvy sort of month, full of ups and downs and I haven't managed to finish a blog post in almost two weeks, nor had much energy to visit my favorite blogs.  I've missed you all!

The month began with a wonderful visit with family (I promise I will post some pictures from the trip). Unfortunately, Joe and I woke the morning after our return to discover new colds had waited for us quite impatiently.  They've been the sort of guests who greatly overstay their welcome.  I'm hoping to find a shiny new immune system under the Christmas tree. Or better yet, a matched his and hers set.  That would be splendid!

New Leaf Pendant by Karen Williams, polymer clay leaf by Jeannie Dukic
But in this post I wanted to wish you a very, very Merry Christmas filled with good company and good cheer.  We're having a quiet one this year, but expect it to be quite lovely.  A couple of our friends will join us this afternoon for games and dinner and to share a fairly simple (but yummy) Christmas dinner.

I also wanted to share my New Leaf pendant, my entry for this month's Echo Creative Club. Jeannie's polymer clay leaf made me think of the New Year and new beginnings. And New Year's celebrations.

I thought I'd create a brooch with lots of festive corkscrews to remind me of streamers. Somewhere along the way it became a pendant. It's a much simpler design than my usual, but I like it.

Now I need to go see everyone else's designs.

New Leaf Pendant by Karen Williams, polymer clay leaf by Jeannie Dukic

Cindy Cima Edwards
Donna Martin Bradley
Jeannie K Dukic
Jessica Klaaren
Karen Williams
Kashmira Patel
Kristen Stevens
Lisa Lodge
Lola Surwillo
Shannon Chomanczuk

Jeannie's currently accepting applications for next years Echo Creative Club. 


  1. Oh Karen, "New Year and new beginnings," I love that! I like how you think of them as streamers, it just delightful!
    Enjoy your merriment with your friends today and Merry Christmas.

  2. I love the streamers!! The pendant is beautiful!

  3. Very pretty pendant! Hope your new immune system was under the tree and everyone feels better.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. What a gorgeous pendant. The streamers are so delicate and lovely - very organic looking.

    Also love the title, New Leaf, as in the saying "turn over a new leaf" - very New Year-ish!

  5. Hi, Karen - I laughed out loud at your magpie comment in your "about me" section - I am just like that too! Your pendant is very pretty! I really like the clusters of beads and the color palette is one of my favorites. It all came together quite nicely!

    1. Hah! :). I keep thinking I should update my profile with something a bit more 'polished'. But it's true and makes me smile, so it's still there so far.

  6. You know how much I love your work, and this is no exception. The delicate corkscrews accentuate the organic feel of the leaf beautifully. Sending you some virtual chicken soup, and well wishes!

  7. I hope you get a healthy start to the New Year and your unwelcome guests depart soon.

  8. Merry Christmas - hope you found those immune systems under the tree! Your pendant is simply gorgeous - love it.

  9. A shiny new immune system under the tree makes me think you should make some beaded white blood cells and put them on a necklace. Because I relate everything to beading. ;)

    I hope you feel better soon, Karen! And that you're enjoying the holidays -- keeping things simple and low key sounds awesome.


  10. Beautiful pendant! I love the colors you used and the festive streamers you created! Merry Christmas and get well soon!

  11. I love what you did with the leaf! I love streamers! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!

  12. I love this! Hope you're feeling better soon.