Friday, January 16, 2009

Flying Lady

I hope to add at leat a piece a week to this blog. This week I started what I lovingly refer to as a big "honking" collar. Not something I can finish in a week. I was going to whip up and "instant gratification piece" today, but got sucked back into the "honking" piece. So, instead I decided to post this currently unfinished piece, in hopes that it would inspire me to complete it.

I didn't actually do this piece this week, but I do need to finish it... or is it finished? I can't decide if I want to add a fringe or not. It looks kind of cool without one, but lately I've been enjoying wild fringe. I have lots of cool beads for the fringe. Maybe posting this will get me going.

The necklace has a ceramic face, possibly from Earthenwood Studios, since they carry ceramic faces just like this one. There is also a flat backed teall crystal, and a pretty teall pressed glass leaf. I thought about giving her wings, because she reminds me of my friend, Star, who loves bees. The bead embroidery is mostly with size 15 seed beads, and also size 11's. There are also somed 4mm Swavroski teall crystals.

The 20" strap has 11 and 8 seeds, Russian Amazonit, goldish potato pearls, 4mm firepolished beads, 4 and 6 mm Swavroski crystals, and some random light green rondelles that are some sort of stone!

Once again, the color isn't true (even though I used the good camera this time!). The purples are darker than the picture, and the greens are more of a teallish tone. (teallish?)

Any opinion on to fringe or not to fringe is welcome.

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