Thursday, May 23, 2013

Featured :: ZnetShows Sea Glass

This piece came together quickly. I was playing around with bezeling the outside of a piece of blue sea glass and then added a second and saw a focal coming together.

I think for me, when Bill of ZnetShows sent me a stash of sea glass I immediately saw how a few pieces here and there could be added to patterns. I've shied away from using the mother-load in any one piece. But that also means that the projects will just keep rolling out over the next few days, to a week. Dare I say 2 weeks? I'm not sure yet as I'm still working my way through it all.

Ok, back to the piece here. The inspiration was silver. I really love how silver can bring out a richness to deep blues. 

I found this gorgeous bail at a recent bead show. And yes it is a little heavy, and yes they weigh the silver which means this was a bit of a splurge.  But I love it. I added my own hammered charm and a few large silver beads. Just enough silver to play off the blues. 

The spiral is a Russian Spiral done with all the same size beads. What this means is that it has more of a webbing look and feel. I threaded the spiral over light blue cord and used a couple basting stitches to keep the spiral in place. Honestly, this piece came together inside of 2 hours. And I just love it's Boho Zen feel. Check out my teenage daughter sporting it with a denim shirt and lace top.

16 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

I don't know what to say?? I think this is one of my favorite pieces you have created! I really love it!!! It's beautiful and fun ;o)

Memories for Life said...

The blue and silver really go well together. This whole piece is just gorgeous and I love its long length!

Linda Y said...

Beautiful. I love this piece. The Russian spiral is fantastic and the color combos. PS Love that blue cording too.

Christine Altmiller said...

Boho Zen...perfect description! This is a really beautiful piece~you have such a wonderful ability of blending different styles and materials and stitches and it all just flows.

Patti Van said...

This ia juat gorgeous! You have seamlessly combined different methods to create such a stunning piece!

Miss Val's Creations said...

It is amazing! I love how you bezeled the sea glass. The russian spiral is a stunner too. A perfect match for a casual denim look!

BeadedTail said...

Gorgeous! I love the color and the length! It can be casual or dressy - it's perfect! :)

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous color!

Anindita Basu said...

I love the color combination. Boho - zen! great style. Thank you for sharing.

Duni said...

Stunning! The shiny silver works great with the deep blue. Wonderful and unique piece :)

Additionsstyle said...

Very beautiful! The colors, textures, and details are what rally make this piece unique.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Introverted Art said...

I love this blue so much.

Katherines Corner said...

I love your designs!! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Claudia Aguilar said...

Your piece goes great with denim.

Gloria said...

Your ideas to incorporate all the elements and textures into one beautiful necklace- fab!

Becky Pancake said...

Cynthia I love what you did on this piece. It's such a wonderful color and you showcased the sea glass beautifully.

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