Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pay it Forward :: Chelsea Art Designs

I know I haven't shown you guys any jewelry since before Christmas, but rest assured I have still been working away at the bead table. So I do have a few things to show you.












Let's start with a series on my Pay it Forward. I joined this blog hop over at Alicia's All the Pretty Things blog back in September. We have one year to 'pay it forward' and send a surprise gift to 3 recipients who comment on our blogs. 
Today is the first of three reveals for participants who clicked on my blog.

I tried to take time and really think about what each of these lovely ladies might really enjoy as their surprise. My first reveal is going to be the one who gave me the most to ponder. Chelsea (shown here) of Chelsea Art Designs. When I asked Chelsea what she liked by way of jewelry she told me she liked warm colors and preferably red or orange. 

The first piece I made was with red (I'll show you that one tomorrow). I wasn't quite sure it would work as I used a large black pendent, and after a quick chat with Chelsea we decided that I should try again.

The second piece uses orange in a number of different materials. The chain is handmade with silver wire wrapping and carnelian beads. The large beads are enamels that I received from Keri at Pink Lemonade that are such a rich, deep color. And the pendent is called golden ochre which is a shell from New Zealand that I picked up while I was there. I also used a bale with a little silver leaf (another symbol of New Zealand). I hope she likes this one!

15 comments:

New End Studio said...

That is gorgeous, Cynthia!

Duni said...

That is such a happy necklace!! The orange pendant is stunning!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful necklace--I just love the fire in the focal pendant!

Janet Bocciardi said...

I'd missed this, but I think it's such a beautiful thing! So is that necklace!! It seems to glow.

Introverted Art said...

The golden ochre is stunning. So rich in colors and details.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Chelsea is one lucky lady! This necklace is just gorgeous! I can tell how much love you put into this piece!

Caron Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous necklace. the colour tones and design are beautiful.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful Cynthia! I love the chain!!! Your new banner is fabulous. :)

BeadedTail said...

Wow! That's a gorgeous necklace! I love the pendant and how you did the chain! She's going to love it!

Patti Van said...

You put so much thought into this, right down to the leaf on the bail!!! Really beautiful piece. Carnelian is one of my favorite stones!

BamaTrav said...

I like that amber color. Pretty.

Magic Love Crow said...

Gorgeous, stunning piece!!! Each of your pieces will be treasured!!! It was interesting on the comment you left on my blog, that you have to make the piece of jewelry first. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone that you beads speak to you, if you don't tell anyone, my crows speak to me! LOL!

My Life Under the Bus said...

It does have a warm, happy energy again beautiful work!.

Chelsea St.Pierre said...

You are divine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank you so much!! I am so delighted..will spread the love very soon. Looking forward to wearing it! and showcasing it on every social media site possible! Thank you again.

Chelsea St.Pierre said...

I really love the piece, it is going to turn some heads in London!I adore the silver links, with the red..but the pendant is to die for!! You are one talented lady!!

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