Monday, January 21, 2013

The Queen of Hearts

Artisan Whimsy put out a challenge to create a piece that shows your passion and love for jewelry design. Anyone who follows my blog knows that my style (if you want to call it that) is eclectic; aka anything and everything.  So for me to create something that represents my style is not so easy. 

So instead, I decided to focus on the season. With Valentine's Day approaching, and the fact that I just got this seriously sweet artisan heart pendant in the mail from Tiffany Goff of Southern Gals Design; I decided that is what I'd use as inspiration.

Sometimes I like big bold, crazy design. But sometimes I like the simplicity of design. Sometimes the beads by themselves are a lush color and can stand on their own. I'm currently having a love affair with these pale yellow, micro seed beads. They set off the pale red-pink of the heart. I originally paired the heart with bright red beads, but it made it look washed out. I switched to the yellow beads and it brought this sweet pendant to life. I love how color can do that.

So for the question to show passion for design, my answer this week (as with most weeks) is you've got to listen to the beads, be willing to try new things and make adjustments when things just aren't working. Sometimes knowing what doesn't work is just as important as knowing what does. Both lead you forward.

16 comments:

BamaTrav said...

My gal hates hearts and Valentines day, hahaha.

Duni said...

Cynthia, I've been admiring this necklace in your shop! I love that bold red heart pendant!

Regina said...

What a great way to showcase the red heart! Love it.

Memories for Life said...

I love this heart pendant! And the pale seed beads really help it shine!

Jane said...

Very sweet and I love those yellow beads.

Caron Michelle said...

This is so sweet - what a lovely pendant and design, the whole piece is gorgeous!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The yellow beads are perfect for your design as they do not overpower the heart.

BeadedTail said...

The yellow beads are perfect for this necklace! I just love this necklace because I love hearts!

Rose said...

"Sometimes knowing what doesn't work is just as important as knowing what does." Well said!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

I love this one Cynthia -- it might have been made for me really! So sweet and simple :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

This is delightful Cynthia, I love it!

Patti Van said...

Gorgeous shade of red in that heart-it really does pop with the yello! Lovely!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful Cynthia! I love the warm yellow with the warm red. It really makes the heart pop!

Nancy said...

What a neat piece! I love the hanging part in the middle that threads all of the strands. SO unique!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the yellow and the red! Perfect and so sweet ;o)

Shalini Austin said...

Love is a very simple emotion really and this necklace just says that in a beautiful way!
I really like it!
Shalini

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