extra super bonus points to her for making it for me when i didn't get a package from my partner
No problem! I'm glad you liked it! I would have sent more, but alison still thought you were going to get something from your original partner. The necklace was only supposed to be a "sorry you had to wait so long for your stuff" kind of gift.
i'm still dying to know how this one was made
I made it from polyclay - the picture is printed onto iron-on computer paper and then pressed on top of the clay (white only) and baked it that way with a heavy thing on it (a pottery bowl, in my case). Once I pulled it from the oven, I pulled the iron paper (not the transfer stuff) off and made sure that the image stuck everywhere. Once it cooled, I wrapped the back and sides in the black and pressed a ridge around the edges so the wire would have somewhere to be wrapped. That and a little polyclay sealer and I was done. Let me know if that makes any sense!