Monday, April 18, 2011

Finished!

A piece that has been in progress for some time. As with many pieces I design, the original component was done months ago. I made bunches and then played with layouts, settling on this join which adds a lot of texture and shows off the geometric nature.



While cruising this March, the double layered central part was designed with the intent of having baubly bits hanging from between the two elements. I'm ever mindful of part repeatability for kits, but I decided to throw caution to the wind and go with a pretty little lampwork bead I picked up from Bellisimo Beads in Australia. I'll worry about the kitting aspect of the project later.

I was lucky enough to have design consultations along the way with Liz, Jean, Kate and Dustin and I'm quite enamored with what we all worked out together. Kate always has me thinking about connections, and I'm pretty happy with this tab/ chain/ hook solution.



I love the gunmetal chain that compliments the dark silver beads and is an elegant addition to the overall design. And I'm glad to be finished! On number two I will be using bronze chain and fine tuning a couple of small design details. It is usually the third sample that has me ready to write directions.

I am going to go bask in the glow of having this one done before I contemplate the next sample and the next design.

15 comments:

HolliDe said...

Pretty necklace, but I LOVE, Love, love your new "About Me" photo!

Lea Avroch said...

WOW! That is simply stunning!

cjvierow said...

Oh wow Marcia! I'm not usually a "geometric" person but this is beautiful!

Jean Campbell said...

Oh, Marcia! It's turned out just beautifully...just exactly how you envisioned it! Really wonderful. High five, you. I need to find some felt half-spheres for my little project--still haven't picked it up to finish it yet.

Sally Anderson said...

It beautiful, Marcia. I love the hook and tab feature a lot! It makes me curious about how the chain attaches on the other side. Any photos? Thanks!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Thanks Jean, always appreciate your input and encouragement (got a name for me?)!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Holli, thanks, me too, google delightful decoster and you'll find the fuller size version on Patty Lakinsmith's blog

Marcia DeCoster said...

Thanks for the kind words Sally. The other side attaches the exact same way. The chain goes all the way around the back and attaches to both sides with tab, hook and eye.

Patty said...

I love this piece, Marcia! The chain is a wonderful addition. The photos of you, and of you with Mark from the Glitterganza are just wonderful, btw. How fun!

Szikati said...

WOW! What a great work and design! I have no words for it!!!!
I also love geometric forms and my favourite is raw... You are a great master for me!!!!
Kisses from Kati
http://katioldala.blogspot.com/

Mandy said...

Really beautiful! I'm honored to be able to see one of the "Masters" at work! Yeah Blogger! :-)

sophie said...

Just beautiful.....as always!

vwise said...

Love it,

Uli Jez said...

An unique design in elegant colors,congratulations!
With best wishes and greetings:
Uli Jez

Robbie said...

WOW! Very, very nice!!!!