Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summertime Orange

I mentioned Fernhill Glass Studio in my last post as one of my new favorite places to buy unique cabochons. 

These glass pieces were not made for that purpose, in fact when I was digging through the large dish of discarded glass the owner curiously asked what in world I had in store. 

I wasn't entirely sure I wanted to tell him since I still had yet to get the price, and perhaps bargain a bit with him. But once I realized it really wasn't going to cost me much, I let him know they were going to be turned into beaded pendants. Still, with the quizzical stare, he just raise an eyebrow and said 'huh, interesting.'

This piece of orange glass I had a certain person in mind. A young friend of mine is very partial to orange, and I could tell as I began to bead it that it was going to end up going home with her. I know this will look absolutely wonderful on her. Her mom gifted me some orange silk thread, which I think looks perfect with it, along with brass beaded accents in multiple sizes for the threading and around the top of the bezel.

I still have a bag full of this beautiful glass in a rainbow of colors that you will be seeing more of in the coming months. Lots of pattern ideas floating around in my head that are becoming sketches. I have them prepped and ready to go, now if I could just stop scooting them around to match them this way and that, I might actually get a few more pieces finished. Soon, I promise.

15 comments:

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful Cynthia and I am sure your young friend will enjoy wearing it and showing it off. Have fun playing with the other glass pieces, I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Therese

Duni said...

I was just admiring some orange flowers..so your post is the perfect follow up :)
That orange cabochon is stunning and your friend will love it!

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a great find in this orange piece! Of course your work around it is amazing. The silk thread adds that bohemian vibe that really makes your work stand out. I'm sure the young lady is going to love showing off her new necklace!

BeadedTail said...

What a gorgeous piece! You accented it beautifully! Your friend will love it!

Marcela Gmd said...

Wow I love this piece!!!
Have a good week!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Shel said...

What super summer piece! I believe your friend is just going to love it!

Liz E said...

I love the large beads on the edge. Bold and beautiful! The bail is also perfect, large but not overdone. Orange is tricky for me, you did a wonderful job with it.

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O lovely! This is one of your rustic-elegant creations -- something for a day at the museum and a concert after! Trust you are keeping well, dear friend *hugs*

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Wow - LOVE the orange! Your beaded bezel perfectly showcases that gorgeous piece of glass! I am the palest (is that a word?) person to walk this earth, so I tend to stay away from both orange and yellow - but I still LOVE the colors!

I visited the shop link you provided-awesome pieces. I am always drawn to glass work over any other type of medium - the vases and bowls on their site are truly fantastic!

BackstoryBeads said...

So glad you weren't intimidated by the shopkeeper's skepticism. Love the vision you had for this fun piece - has me thinking summer sunset at the beach. Looking forward to seeing your plans for the rest!

Janet Bocciardi said...

I could almost taste the orange! I bet your young friend adores it.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love how this pendant came to be! Great way to recycle ;o) Gorgeous piece! Love the colours ;o)

kimmykats said...

A beautiful piece...isn't it just fun to sit and play with the pieces sometimes....you know when the right time comes to finish a piece off...that inspiration hits!

LisaS said...

Love that beaded bezel! And one of my favorite colors to boot.

Sharyl said...

What a great idea! Isn't it marvelous we see "beads" wherever we go?! The is wonderful design and that glass piece makes an ideal focal. Loving the orange and bet the recipient will love this too!

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