Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Eye Candy Interlude-Sneak Preview!
Design Featured in Step-by Step Beads
Peace and Love, and all that Jazz
18" long (not including 2" leaf pendant)
4-strand necklace including, Carnelian, Faceted Amethyst, green Freshwater Pearls, Aventurine, brass beads, copper beads, seedbeads, artisan-made Raku ceramic leaf pendant, and hand-crafted clasp made with copper wire and chain links.
This necklace made the top 10 in the Colorworks Tertiary Colors Challenge sponsored by Interweave Press's Step by Step Beads in which participants were asked to create a piece of jewelry including primarily green, purple, and orange together.
It took me several attempts to come up with something I was happy with, and finally I had a design that I felt brought these colors together in a subtle enough way so that they wouldn't clash, while still maintaining enough of an edge to be fresh and exciting.
This design reminds me of those "psychadelic" color schemes that were popular during the late 60s and early 70s, and with the revitalization of that era in this years' clothing styles, it seems it's right on time.
Be sure to pick up a copy of the November/December issue of Step By Step Beads and take a look at the gallery section for the featured top 10 designs. The magazine issue is on news stands as of October 20th.
Here's your chance to own it. Convo me on Etsy and I can reserve it in your name when I list it on Etsy tomorrow (well, technically later today). If you're purchasing it as a gift please let me know in "notes to seller" if you'd like it gift-wrapped. Those of you reading my blog are getting earlybird notice before it shows up in the category pages!


tattytiara said...

I just can't say enough good things about that piece. Very literally dazzling. Gorgeous work.

Giftbearer said...

I'm thrilled that you like it! I'm listing it right now on Etsy and keeping my fingers crossed that it sells soon.