Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Luxury in Amber

I think I have it!! This is the beginning of where I want to go with this jewelry making thing. I want the bracelets to be rich and intricate and have some weight to them. Just adding bead caps to large beads and larger spacers in between them made so much difference. I just hope someday I can afford to use sterling and Swaroski crystals in some of my stuff.

I picked out some random beads from my stash that were a little more bulky than what I usually use. I also picked some bead caps and large silver beads that I had on hand and combined them more randomly than any of my other work. It was easier than I thought it would be to stray from the comfort of pattern.

I want to thank Cluny Grey for her inspiration. She is likely the most talented jewelry designer I have ever encountered and Her works of art make any of mine pale in comparison. I can only hope to one day reach her degree of talent.
Thanks for stopping by.


Silver Parrot said...

Marie - I wanted to thank you for stopping by to comment on my blog I really appreciate the feedback. You've got some very pretty designs yourself and great proof that even the simple or less expensive components can be beautiful when combined with artistry and a love of beads. Great job!

Cluny Grey said...

Marie, Thank you so much! I am very honoured by your mentioning me as a source of inspiration! I've been trying to publish your last comment on my blog and somehow it just won't take. By the way, I really like this bracelet. When you stray from the symmetrical, you become very aware of balance - of colour, texture, shape, and size, and then the real fun and challenges come!
Hugs, Cluny