OK, not really the dark side. Just the slightly morbid side.. if you consider Victorian mourning jewelry morbid (which I don't:) I've been mulling over some ideas for modern mourning jewelry for a while and I finally sat myself down and made a set.
I used a mixture of antique jet glass beads, antique mother-of-pearl buttons and my own porcelain pieces. The silhouette brings in another Victorian favorite. I think it goes well with the idea of commemoration and remembrance. I will be making some very simple necklaces with these silhouettes as well (I have more profiles in the works) - just a simple pendant on a silver chain. I can't wait to wear one. :)
Now, I've got a question for you! See those matte black earwires on this pair of earrings? I bought them at a craft store a while ago. Does anyone know where I can find matte black wire to make my own earwires? I haven't exactly started searching for it - I just thought I would throw the question out there and see of anyone knows where I can find it. Anyone, anyone?