Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Beaded And Braided Bracelet

This is a lovely braided bracelet which I did according to an easy tutorial by CLS designs. She has named it outside beaded bracelet. It is a video tutorial and the link is HERE.

I have chosen to make it with opaque white crystals,and silver coloured craft wire size 18 gauge, instead of the multihull beads used in the tutorial.

Also I have chosen to finish the bracelets with ornate and conical bead caps to give the bracelet a more ethnic look. I have used a handmade hook for a clasp..but it can be easily switched to a lobster clasp also .

 

Monday, 7 December 2015

Pendant ...Poppies In A Field...

I had bought a few supplies from a fellow jewelry artist including some bezels for pendants. I had made another pendant in a similar bezel using Cold porcelain...it was a shabby style rose on a background reminiscent of the Beatrix Potter paintings. Here it is...you can read about the post on this particular pendant by clicking on the pic below..

This time I went with in a whole new direction for my inspiration ! Poppies are vibrant flowers with their reddish orange or deep red petals and ebony centres. So I was looking at quite a few pics on the Internet and found that the poppy fields looked very vibrant. just below, is one of the photographs that inspired me.


And here is the result of that inspiration ...

I wanted to give some important to the bezel also..I decided to treat it as a frame for a painting of a poppy field. So I painted the background first, a poppy field spread over a long distance.... and in order to show depth to the 'painting' I formed two tiny poppies in relief and also a bigger one, fairly popping out of the frame...

While the idea is clear to me, I wonder how it appears to others...would love to know your opinion...