Thursday, November 1, 2012

Suburban Girl Design Team Autumn Reveal!

Today is the reveal for the Suburban Girl Design team! I am a late addition, but so please to have been invited to join. I was sent this gorgeous pendant and the hand forged clasp and had to think for a bit what I wanted to create with it. I decided I wanted it to really focus on the simple and elegant pendant. I wanted it to really be the focus and stay uncluttered.
 I made a simple two strand design with the pendant and three linked Faceted Picasso Jasper beads. I took earthy tones of these beads to keep it very neutral and natural.
 I have failed to capture the clasp in the photographs! I was not focused when I took the pictures. It was created by Shel Buettner, a talented and sweet lady! It is so pretty and delicate but surprisingly strong and durable! You can see it better in Diana's post, so make sure you have a good look. 

I created the whole piece out of solid copper and added the vintage patina with LOS. I am really happy with how it turned out and hope to wear it to my first and only Christmas show on Saturday.

Please visit the other member's blogs and leave us all a note!!
Diana Ptaszynski
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Kristen Stevens
Jan Onipenco (currently out of power from the storm)
Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp  You are here!

Sandra Basara Miller (currently out of power from the storm)
Michelle Buettner

Thanks for stopping by!!  



Shirley Moore said...

Marie, I love the simple clean lines of this necklace. The chain captures the colors in the leaves perfectly. Those are beautiful Picasso beads, and I know you'll get lots of comments when you wear it to the show!

Kristen said...

Marie!!!!! How absolutely stunning. I love how you say it is a simple design but yet it totally speaks volumes to me. Just WOW!!!!

Diana P said...

I love how you left the focus on the pendant and kept it super simple and pretty. So glad to have you on my team!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Really beautiful piece! I love the simplicity of it and that focal is stunning!

Shel said...

I love the style of this piece - it's something I would wear all the time. The clean lines and the colors make for such a beautiful design - I think it's anything but simple!! Gorgeous Marie, just gorgeous!

Loris Glassworks said...

I like the simple design making it a wear anytime piece. With jeans and a sweater or a cute little black dress. Perfect!
Lori in Atlanta

TesoriTrovati said...

Simple is a great way to go with these pendants. They are so lovely. So earthy and time worn feeling. I love it. And I love your use what you have challenge to yourself. I am really trying to do that. I have so very much accumulated! Thank you for the reminder to look no further than my table to find inspiration. Thinking of you Miss Marie! Enjoy the day. Erin

Donna Bradley said...

I love the simplicity of this necklace. The pendant is so gorgeous, and you accented it beautifully. Beautiful work, as always!!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Gorgeous! I really love the simple, rustic nature of your design. Very eye catching! You really complemented the pendant beautifully.

quiltingjewel39 said...

Beauatiful. I love the simplicity of it. The chain is so warm and the color of the beads just enhance it. Love it.

SummersStudio said...

Marie, I love how you focused the design on the pendant, just adding enough to compliment it. This is something I would wear. Absolutely, I would wear this.

Jennifer said...

Ooh I love it, the elegance of the stones, the warmth of the copper. It's interesting, your stoneware piece is so different from mine, it's hard to imagine what I would have done with that one.... I like what you have created!

Patti Van said...

Wow...this is really beautiful! The muted tones of the beads work so well with the pendant and chain.. Simply lovely, Marie!

CraftyHope said...

I really love the. . ."earthiness" of this piece. It's subtle and warm. Wonderfully done.