26 November 2009

Two Sides with Chain

This long necklace will turn many many heads! Who can resist not to look at four boldly decorated lampwork glass tiles and the blings of Swarovski crystals that are as big as 8 mm?

The artisan tile beads are similar to those used in the other Two Sides pieces (bracelet and necklace) and it took me almost a year to finally come up with another idea to work with them. Since they came from the same strand, the colors are pretty much similar: violet, bluish purple tanzanite, yellow lime, green light olivine. It’s really a fresh color combination that may brighten one’s day especially in the dull cold winter!

22 November 2009

Scent of Fuchsia

Puffy, glossy, shiny, big, eye-catching… What else can I say about these polymer clay pillows? They’re stunners! Their presence is bold enough to make this necklace a heart-winning piece.

Originally the pillow beads were beautifully strung in a bracelet. They were paired with Swarovski crystal bicones and rondelles for sparkles and Bali silver elements to accentuate.

The bracelet was unique in its own right. Only later I felt that the floral pillows were a little too big for wrist of my size. It would be perfect for someone with a bigger wrist but then the length of the bracelet would be a little short for her. Either way the bracelet was no good. So I dismantled its parts and turned them into a necklace. I kept the colors similar to those of the bracelet as I loved how they combined together. If you look closely at the necklace photo, I only changed the types of amber-colored crystals and metal findings and added one more pillow bead and a few sparkles on the middle part. And to give the necklace a bit more character, I linked up the short parts of rolo chain with split rings. A little extra work? Yes, but it was worth doing!