October 29, 2008

Asymmetrical Necklace



I had these beautiful "Hi-tech" beads and daggers for quite a while before I knew what I wanted to make with them. They are gorgeous in my eyes - I love the unusual (for me at least) stamping, and their colors change if you look at them from different angles. I decided to try to make something I haven't done before - an asymmetrical design, and combine 3-D hoops (I just love 3-D beadweaving!).

Although there was not a lot of beadweaving to do, it took me hours to arrange the hoops, embellish the focal "flower" (I didn't plan to make a flower- it just came out along the way, but I am still happy with the result), connect all the parts and make sure that all of them sits nice and well around the neckline.
I love to combine leather in my work, so using some cords for the rest of the necklace was a great solution for me, because I didn't want to overload the design but to keep it rather delicate and simple.


Photographing this necklace was a bit of a challenge - it's hard to take photos that really shows the beautiful sparkle of the crystals (opaque black AB). These photos are the best my photographer could get, using a home-made light-box that we built. It's his passion for photography that made it possible to show this necklace here. If I had to take the photos, I would have given up on the whole thing after only a few attempts! :) Thank you dear Ardjan!

19 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of asymmetrical design, Smadar! You've created a real beauty here! Fantastic photographs, Ardjan!

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  2. Thank you Carol Dean, I've seen some of your photo's too on "flicker", very nice.

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  3. it's a beautiful necklace - have to see where the link goes...

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  4. Encore un merveilleux collier !

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  5. gorgeous Smadar! I love those hightech beads... and I love how you've incorporated them in the design!!! very nice!!! :-)

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  6. Lovely design on that necklace. I know what you mean about photos not showing the real beauty of a beadwoven piece.

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  7. I'm your fan; your beadworks are so splended and unique!

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  8. Very nice, I like if simething is assymmetrical :)

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  9. Can I borrow your photographer? LOL
    The necklace is lovely.

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  10. Waterrose, haha..only if you promise to return him to me;) I'm sure he would love to visit the USA

    Thanks, three fates :)

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  11. Glad you have someone who loves photography then because it would have been a shame to not be able to see this beauty.

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  12. Thanks, Marilyn, I guess I am lucky :)

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