A friend brought me two water-worn fragments of slate from the shores of Coniston Water in the Lake District last year and it was a little before Christmas that I turned one of them into a pendant. I love this rippled surface so I left it natural.
The other side, however, I polished smooth before using my dremel to carve out a disc in the slate. I then set a pretty vintage marcasite roundel from a broken earring into the hollow.
It was missing a gem from the centre but none of my marcasites were big enough to fit and it was too shallow for a paste stone. I went through a number of beads, stone chips and other ideas before I remembered I had some tiny beach glass pieces from my Seaham haul. One of those sat very nicely in the top…
… leaving only the jump ring to attach through another drilled hole. This lovely soft dark grey slate was really easy to cut and shape unlike the Langdale slate which I’m still struggling with!
Very pleased with this assemblage of found objects; one from the English North-East and one from the North-West, hence the title. It can be found here in my Etsy shop.