Friday, December 31, 2010

Crystal Compass

My Crystal Compass is in this issue of Bead and Button.



It's a first for me. I had one project published in their special edition right angle weave, but never until now a piece in the Bead and Button magazine.

This summer I taught at Beads of Colour in Dundas Ontario. Debi has a well store well stocked with eclectic findings and there I found this vintage mesh bangle. Of course I had to add sparkle and this little bit of right angle weave was the perfect answer. The four little textured diamonds secure the bit of raw work to the bangle, therefore the reference to compass. Which is amusing for someone like me who has absolutely no sense of direction. I will walk out of a hotel room for an entire week and go left when the elevator is to the right. Eventually I catch on, but it's a slow process for me. Oh and by the way, you can get your own vintage mesh bangle from Beads of Colour.


pppssstttt.....this same piece of beadwork wrapped around the bangle makes a great necklace.....here's how I know



I love the simplicity, this has been my go to chain for awhile now, when I want something substantial enough to hold up to the focal pendant, but that doesn't compete for attention.

8 comments:

Cristina said...

Fantastic!! i love it!! The necklace was amazing !!

Chelsea Johnson said...

Congratulations on this latest publication of your work. It's a fabulous little piece to go with your stunning Necklace!

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Mikki said...

That bangle is way cool....I have two of those in my personal collection...never thought of dressing them up :)

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Wow, both pieces are beautiful, Marcia, I shall have to pick up that magazine to get the chain pattern!

Terry said...

Thanks for sharing on the bracelet; Ilove the hint on the bracelet. Please come to Alaska Bead Company again and teach!

sn said...

Oh I love the bracelet! Do you ever sell those completed? If you do, could you please let me know what that would cost?
Thank you so much!
Stacy

Echo of the Dreamer jewelry said...

Love the look of the bracelet and the necklace.The colors chosen are warm and beautiful and they do compliment a whole range of colors for the attire.