Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bohemian Inspired :: Turquoise

I've been playing around with silk a lot lately trying to find new techniques that fit my repertoire. This piece features a beautiful deep turquoise blue 'reclaimed' sari silk from Darn Good Yarn

Darn Good Yarn employs women in India and Nepal. And when asked, why women? They will tell you "globally, women experience poverty more than men do. The money they will make with us helps promote their family's education, healthcare and provide basic necessities like food. It also lessens the effects of gender and caste discrimination by providing them with a hand-up rather than a hand-out." That is a cause I can support!

I wanted to create a piece that was soft, and relaxed with that touch of boho to it. The silk is the perfect fit for this look. I also wanted to play with turquoise giving the ends of the silk fringe a little extra something. The focal is a piece that Christine had in her stash for some time it seems. So she asked if I wanted to have a go with it. Um, yes please. After I made this one, I wrapped it up and gave it back to Christine. I hope she finds some good use for this boho-inspired piece. I sure had fun making it.

17 comments:

Cindy said...

Darn Good Yarns is a really wonderful resource. And the shade of blue you selected is beautiful! Christine will love what you have done with her focal and the gift you are returning! :-)

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Beautiful necklace,lovely design!

Duni said...

That is beautiful! Silk is so luxurious :)

Christine Altmiller said...

I was really blown away when you pulled this out of your goodie bag! Another wonderful example of your beautiful, funky style! It is soft to wear and looks great on. And it has FRINGE!!! TURQUOISE fringe!!!!!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Cynthia,
The necklace you created is gorgeous! I love how you incorporated seed beads and turquoise beads into the design with the gorgeous silk. I can just picture Christine wearing this on a cold day to help warm her neck. Well at least that is what this southern girl is thinking.
Therese

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Gorgeous, Cynthia... bring on the fibre!

Caron Michelle said...

Oooooh - I love this, what a gorgeous design, so different to what you normally see - you're onto something here!

BeadedTail said...

That's quite a statement piece! Beautiful Cynthia!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

What beautiful blues in this piece, LOVE the fringe!! This has such a romantic quality to it...so pretty,

Miss Val's Creations said...

Hand-up versus hand-out! I love this concepts. It gives them women a sense of worth. You did a beautiful job with the silk Cynthia! This is quite a piece!

Mama Zen said...

That is gorgeous!

Introverted Art said...

I love blue and this is just amazingly beautiful.

Magic Love Crow said...

A truly gorgeous piece, with a beautiful feeling ;o)

Memories for Life said...

Beautiful colors! And you can see in the photos how soft it looks!

Eyelah said...

That is so pretty!! Like really pretty. Blue is one of my favorite colors.

LisaS said...

Love all these blues - a beautiful necklace!

PyxeeStyx said...

I love the way you wove the silk through this. Really unique.

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