Saturday, March 3, 2012

Catching up!

Its been such a long time since Ive taken care of my blog, I guess its time to play catch up!  I have been beading (although my muse did take a LONG vacation last year).  I made two necklaces for Margie Deebs spring color report, which I think turned out pretty good.
First, I made this pretty lilac colored necklace.  It is made with a 27mm swarovski crystal in Light Vitrial.  Then it has five 20x32mm Chinese crystals around it.I bezelled them all with right angle weave, which I have to say is really fun!
The strap is done in chevron stitch, with embellishments. 
The toggle is a Sparkly Wheel (designed by Nikia Angel).  The toggle bar is also done in RAW with embellishments.
I really like the simplicity of this one.  Its not weighed down by lots of fringe or anything(not that I don't love some good lush fringe!).  Its very comfortable to wear, and receives lots of compliments, so if you love it, go look in my etsy shop!

Remember how I said I love some lush fringe?   Well,  I put some on this necklace!
The center flower is a 27mm swarovski crystal in Rosefire.  I gave it petals, and then some smaller petals, and then some rose opal 4mm swarovski crystals.
The flowers that make up the necklace are made with rosefire swarovski rivolis.  The flowers match on each side, but none of the flowers are the same.  I had to add some dark blue into the mix (because I had a color palette to work from).  I made some very small RAW beaded beads, and then added them to the connections of the flowers. The small petals on the center piece are also tipped in this dark blue.
The toggle is just a peyote ring and bar.  I'm also really proud of this one because it made the cover of the color report!  Yay!
And just in case Ive never said this before, you really should check out Margies color report.  It is full of valuable color advice for jewelry artists.  And of course it has Pantones color picks for whats in fashion this spring/summer!


Betcey said...

mmmmmm, yummy! I especially like the Lilac one (even if you *did* use Chinese crystals, LOL!)

Beadwoman3 said...

I know, I used chinese crystal :( but the color was just perfect, and the shape ended up being perfect! And Ill admit, I used some czech crystal too, in the strap...I still love Swarovski the best though!