Karen McGovern has been on the Nunn Design Innovation Team for the past year and a half. It is always a pleasure to see what she has come up with next. Take a look at what she currently has on her work table!
For almost two years now I have had the immense pleasure of working with Becky Nunn as a member of the Nunn Design Innovation Team. Playing with Becky’s products has been beyond fun, but also challenging as a designer. The entire team is so incredibly talented and I have been consistently blown away by the works created by the group. I try my best to represent!
On my bench right now is a super-cool necklace I created for my August submission. In “real life” I am a conservation biologist and I love incorporating natural elements in my designs. I also just got back from a short vacation in northern Michigan, where summer is in full swing and the landscapes are full GREEN. Wildflowers everywhere, trees at their peak of summer health. With that in mind I wanted to create something in that color pallet–rich summer green with pops of electric color.
I collect lots of botanical elements, and decided to set a green hand dyed silk moth cocoon in one of Becky’s ornate silver pendant bezels. I inverted the bezel so I could hang stuff below, drilled and riveted an aluminum coil for a bail. Keeping with the nature theme, a iridescent Japanese beetle wing swings below with an orangey yellow glass head pin dangle. I hung the finished pendant from a Nunn Design twisted wire hoop.
Since I used a cocoon in the pendant, I also wanted to incorporate a moth wing in the same color pallet (yes, I collect all sorts of insect wings either found or farmed). So, I placed a fragment of a sunset moth wing inside an acrylic tube capped with silver beads. The wing is gorgeous–electric green and black. Bright orange coral discs capped with Nunn Design bead caps accent, with a green freshwater pearl resting in another cap. All on silver chain.
I love the look and mix of natural elements–a bright testimony to Summer!” – Karen
Nunn Design Products Used:
Jumpring Grande Rope – Antique Gold (jrgr-gb)
Beadcap 9mm Limpet – Antique Gold (bc9l-gb)
Beadcap 12mm Petal – Antique Copper (bc12p-cb)
Channel Bead Small – Antique Copper (cbs-cb)
Crest Pendant Circle – Antique Silver (cpc-sb)
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