My May 18 post, which highlighted the beautiful angular design of Robijo Burzynski, needed a lovely necklace to hang from, but I'd been too busy (what's up with that anyway?) to figure out what beads would make the piece sing. So, in the meantime, I put it on some chain, which worked fine and was a quick fix, and off I went. But, I finally took the time to go through my "stash" and come up with a more complete look, using a darlin' Humblebeads bird. From wearable, but not quite where I wanted it to be, to adorbs! See what you think!
First shot is of the pendant on the chain version... keep scrolling ...
And, last, but not least, some darling earrings made for a birthday gift...love the color combo!
I love it when a piece of mine speaks to you, enough so that you want one of your very own! That's what happened with my Falling Leaves Ensemble posted on September 27. Here's a slightly altered version of the necklace and earrings made by special request. Just enough of a change - different pendant hanging from the newly beaded necklace, with some wire wrapping and Swarovski dangles, along with new shorter version of leaf matching earrings.
A fall creation for a birthday bestie...I'm a little behind in getting this posted to my blog. Let's just say the local and national events of last week threw me for a loop and I've had to talk to myself a lot about it. I think lots more beading may be in order to freshen my mind and my spirit.
As I've mentioned in past blogs, my pieces really do come to me based on the person in my mind view. This one is for Aimee who loves black and brown -- and, I've done that for her on at least one occasion !!! but, I cannot do it too often because color gives me the boost and the enthusiasm to create - that and the limitless possibilities of beads and pendants and shapes and wire and leather -- did I mention beads? So, here goes... this is a fun, unusual necklace creation for me, starting with the Golem cabochon. I was so happy with my embellishment and the colors I used for the bezel in 11.0 and 15.0. I kept thinking I needed to do more, but this really was quite perfect. (I do tend to want to overdo it... so I had to hold my mind and my fingers still!!) I also incorporated a bit of leather as part of the strap, painted and sanded the button to pull in the colors of the pendant, and put in three Czech glass leaves for pop. Love the look and how the smaller leaves move out slightly.
The earrings are my design - although I have seen other artists do something similar. 18 and 24 gauge copper patinaed wire wrappings to give a cage effect. Love how the beads are always in movement -- free to go back and forth on the wire. This ensemble and these colors look beautiful on you Aimee!
One of my recent star necklaces using Deb Roberti's pattern (August post), coupled with some darlin' pumpkin-round crescent earrings for my dear dear friend Lonette, who truly is a shining star, and who recently showed me ten glorious days of sites and history in Italy, traveling from one coast to the other. Her birthday is this month -- November -- so as my pre-birthday gift to her, a token of my love and appreciation... in what else but fall colors! HAPPY BIRTH MONTH Lonette! These look great on you and I'm happy I was able to see that in person over all those miles. xoxo
These crescent beads make such a wonderful round pumpkin, coupled with 11.0 sb and other embellishments. The colors perfectly compliment the Star Pendant and are very light on the earlobe.