Monday, January 17, 2011

For Beki

Who so kindly remembered that I was going to post these pictures and thought she might have missed them.

I'm frustrated of late at my non-ability to take a good reliable picture. I know how to set the white balance, I understand exposure and depth of field, I try to sort out pleasing composition and yet still I'm not happy with the result.

So I was waiting for a slot of time since I'm really enamored with this piece and wanted to do it justice. I'm only moderately happy with the result. Sigh....But here it is.

front




back



I love that it's reversible and I love the shibori ribbon which means I can tie it at any length I happen to want on that day. Sometimes it looks best short, peeking out of a neckline and at other times I wear it long. Sometimes button side out and sometimes filligree side out.

Blanche from Beads by Blanche used the same button this fall when I was there teaching the Rising Sun. I'm not sure of her exact colors, but I used Pacific Opal and Light Colorado Topaz ab, with some gold lined seed beads. Blanche was also the source for the Shibori girl ribbon which she had sewn into tubes.

I added some beaded bead tips and a bail and I'm pretty darn happy with the result.

16 comments:

kate mckinnon said...

Sometimes the difference between a great shot and a good shot is one of angle of approach, and remembering to line things up on the intersections in the Rule of Thirds.

I might have come down a bit lower on the first shot, and maybe even from an angle.

It is a STUNNING PIECE. I love the ribbons, and the treatment of the end tips.

Francy said...

wow. that is a beautiful piece of jewelry

Marcia DeCoster said...

Kate, now that I look at it you are so right. I need to change the angle. Preferably I will not take this on tomorrow when Mark is waiting on dinner...he's a good waiter, but I did say I was cooking and proceeded to have a fit of frustration instead.

Chelsea said...

What an absolutely gorgeous piece! The colors are exquisite. I have to keep going back to look at it over and over again!

Christina J. said...

That is a fabulous piece! I love it!

Michelle said...

What a stunning piece!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

shiborigirl said...

absolutely stunning beads! a pleasure to see my hand dyed silk shibori ribbon to such great effect!

yes, the treatment of the end tips is wonderful.

ShoesZan said...

This is in incredible piece.....just beautiful!!!

Peggy R said...

Beautiful.

The bad Liz said...

Very pretty!! The colors together are really soothing, but do show off the texture and lines.

LoriF said...

Oh my gosh I don't wonder you're enamored of it! Holy gorgeous!! Are we going to see a pattern or kit? :-)

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I want the exact same one. Can I drive to your house tomorrow and pick it up. This is my absolute favorite of all of your designs.
Is this the same design that will be taught at Creative Castle?

Marcia DeCoster said...

Lori, this will not be a pattern or a kit for quite some time. I hope to be offering it at a retreat in 2012

Marcia DeCoster said...

Lisa,

There is a part of this that is similar to the focal piece of the Rising Sun but they are of course two very different projects.

sandi said...

Marcia, by "at the retreat" do you mean Beading by the Bay?

Pepita said...

Photography of jewelry is one of the most challenging disciplines in photography. Composition is one aspect, but the technicalities are another. The beads are shiny opbjects and they reflect. They have facets so the reflections are all over the place. So it is not an easy task, but you seem to have done a good job.