May 19, 2012

Beaded, Big and Black

I created these three black necklaces upon a request for "beaded, big and black" necklaces. Notice the increase in the size of the pendants -- the first image shows my idea of 'big' (approx. 60x40mm center part and the fringe adds about 100mm of length), but that was not large enough, and so the last one I created was in size (approx. 130x150mm center part) that is more likely to meet the customer's idea of "the bigger - the better".
I hope my customer likes the larger pendant...It's huge in my eyes, and I had to challenge and stretch my designing abilities beyond my personal taste, which is a good thing...I think...I'm not sure... Maybe the need to "listen to my own voice" while designing is the reason I don't usually do commissioned work. Need to think about it more.

After working continuously on these three black necklaces, I needed a break from black, so I played with wire for a while and created this wire wrapped pendant. I had a few tough, discouraging moments while I constructed the part that holds the large carnelian bead, but the rest was very pleasing to do. I like how the design came out (although I still need more practice!). What do you think?...

May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Sale

My kids forgot about Mother's Day, but I completely forgot, too... ;-)  But there's still time to celebrate!

I am having a special sale on both my Etsy and Artfire shops - receive 15% discount on any item you purchase (jewelry and/or beading tutorials & patterns; not including items already on sale). Simply enter coupon code: MOTHER15 when you checkout. Sale ends on Friday, May 18 at midnight (GMT+2).

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!

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