Monday, April 15, 2013

BSBP 1st item: Red Lady Necklace

If you are still hopping on the BSBP second reveal, here is the link . I'm showing my BSBP pieces one by one all over the week, here is the first one.

When I first opened the box from Dorota, my Bead Soup partner, the first item I saw (and the biggest) was this amazing embroidered focal.


I fell in love with it instantly and I decided I needed something big to celebrate this gift and my partner's ability.
So i decided to give a serious chance to bead embroidery.
I had bought some bead backing almost 2 years ago from Nicole Campanella, and was eager to use it.
I had some old orange cabochons, looking like rivolis, I started bezelling them using the beads Dorota provided me with (gorgeous, and a lot of them). She also sent those little red pearls she had used on the focal.


I started with some round, floral motif using the orange freshwater pearls on the first rounds and some old golden pearls I had bought 5 years ago on the second.
And then, I got blocked.
I didn't know how to go on. After 10 days working on other pieces, I decided to connect what I had made with the focal using the little yellow seed beads.
Then I thought about going on with the same motif without the rivoli. How to do so? I tried some beaded donut and made 2 with the same beads from the 2nd floral motif. Then I made 2 more donuts, only very small to have a fading effect. I decided for a simple magnetic toggle because I have a sensitive neck and just used 2 red agate beads to embellish it.


How do I look?

13 comments:

  1. HO, HO, HO!!!!Where is the red carpet???? You look amazing!

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  2. Hehehe :D first I need a proper dress, I don't think I can wear a photoshopped curtain on the red carpet!

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  3. ~vintage charm...gorgeous bead work and necklace created...thank you for taking the time to stumble over and leave your words...much love light and blessings~

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  4. Beautiful as always, that's how you look! Love that necklace...the repetition of shapes works really, really well. Can't wait to see the rest!

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    1. Thank you Lori! I'm thinking about wearing this necklace at a wedding in september..we'll see if I'll find the right dress!

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  5. You look Fabulous. This is a beautiful necklace. Does it make you feel a bit "naughty" to have it on? I think it would me.

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    1. Definitely! I'm thinking about wearing it more often :D

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  6. It's quite stunning!
    You should model all of your jewelry :-)

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  7. Beautiful! You have my complete respect as a beadweaver and seed-beader. i could never have the patience to do what you did in that necklace. Great job!

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  8. All your BSBP pieces are just wonderful, but this one must be my favourite! Love the shapes, the colours, the design, the focal -- everything! (I also really liked the embroidered leaves you made for the flower clasp in the fourth pieces -- looks great!)

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