|Blue Reflections on Emerald Fields|
I'm taking a break from extruder experiments right now. I thought I would show one of my designs. After I made this 18" long necklace a while ago, featuring a Round Rabbit Arts & Crafts Floral Pendant, I found I just couldn't part with it. I am constantly making excuses to wear this-or-that blouse, just for a reason to put it around my neck yet again. I've gotten so many compliments on it, wearing it is a bit addicting, if you know what I mean!
I love the pools of dark glaze and the stylized floral motif.
|Porcelain Arts & Crafts Floral Pendant in Emerald & Blue|
from Nancy E. Schindler of Round Rabbit
Around the same time I purchased the pendant from Nancy, I had received these gorgeous coordinated lampwork beads from Perth, Australia glass-maker Faye Blennerhassett of feyglass, and they were the perfect match. Keep in mind that I'm relatively new at jewellery design, so "matchy" is still a hot concept to me!
|Hand-made lampworked glass by Faye Blennerhassett |
|Textured surface scrolls|
|Pretty "paint" effects|
Some Czech glass beads, silver mini washers, and some lava beads and a Nunn design toggle (both from Michael's) to complete the design, and I was one happy chick.
|Momma's got a brand new purty jool!|
These were amongst the first art beads I purchased FROM OTHER ARTISANS. Up til then I had used mostly my own polymer clay beads, so it represented a big step for me.
So right now I am awaiting some handmade strawberries from Hazel Ward at Continuum Designs who creates from her studio in Nottingham, Midlands, UK. She has kindly included me in her give-away/blog hop, which we will be revealing next Monday, August 20. That is, if I receive my berries in time. They come in assorted sizes, so while I have a design started, sight-unseen, I may need to do a few last-minute changes.