Monday, January 7, 2013

Pay it Forward :: The One That Got Away

As promised, this is the other version of the 'Pay it Forward' necklace I was working on for Chelsea that I mentioned in yesterday's post. 

I played with this version and re-strung it several times. I was looking for a sort of 'webbing' effect that just wasn't working. And you simply cannot force the beads where they don't want to go. I will come back to that pattern, just need to use different weight beads. The ones I was using are micro beads, and while I love the look of them they simply don't have enough weight.  I'll be back in a later post with a version of a webbing effect. 

For now, this is a pattern that I strung Christmas Eve, sitting in front of the fire (really). I was thinking about holly berries, and that beautiful deep rich red that they have. We have several bushes of them just outside the kitchen window and I love to watch the birds scamper for them. Usually they come 10-15 at a time and try to peck them out of each other's beaks ... you'd think they'd just grab another one from the bush, but what's the fun in that?

This one is now listed in my Etsy Shop; for anyone interested. I used bamboo coral for the red beads, silver coils (I picked up in Brighton, UK) and a large Murano glass focal. I'll be back tomorrow with a second recipient of my 'Pay it Forward' pieces.

13 comments:

Kashmira said...

Am loving the design of the chain on this one..

Donna Heber said...

What a gorgeous piece of jewelry! I love the pattern of the pretty chain you created.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Very pretty...I love the focal pendant!

Christine Altmiller said...

i could have sworn i commented on yesterday's post but i don't see it. oh well. BOTH are really beautiful! great colors and great style!

BeadedTail said...

That was is pretty too! Your chains are so detailed and beautiful! Great work Cynthia!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, that's gorgeous!

Rose said...

Stunning focal! I love the final result. It's always interesting hearing about the process behind a piece.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Stunning! I love the red/black/ and silver combo and the speckled glass mimics snow.

Magic Love Crow said...

This necklace is stunning! I have to say, your jewelry is very special and magical!

Jane said...

Very lovely! I'm really liking the colour combination you've chosen.

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely!!!
Besos, Marcela♥

Patti Van said...

This is a gorgeous piece - love the red with that focal! Beautiful!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Oh! I love the chain you created here! It really dresses up the donut!

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