Sunday, July 3, 2011

Dancing Light

I've been working on this one for awhile. The colors and components came together easily, but the engineering of the connections on this piece were a challenge.



Sometimes that is the hardest part of the design. Getting balance in composition, and having the piece lay correctly when worn. I designed Dancing Light exclusively for the Alaskan cruise that I'll be teaching on in September. The first one was completed last year, but I wanted to fine tune the details with this one. I made a few changes including the size of the pearl necklace and the attachment points.

The teardrop clasp which I love remains the same as do the main components.



The large Swarovski pendant in Crystal Silver Night is a stunningly beautiful color which works perfectly with the antique zinc metal beads and the palest of lavender seed bead tips.

The lacy circles fold in half showing just a peak at their glittery underside.



I spent a long time on pictures this morning, getting the perfect lighting and shots of a Beading by the Bay piece only to realize I had the file capture set to small.....and I wanted a large pixel photo work with.....back to the photo studio.

8 comments:

Mikki said...

Very cool! Can't say I've seen anything quite like it :) But, you are such a tease...I'm dying to see what you have planned for BBTB as I am totally determined to be there next year...come hell or high water!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Sorry about that little tease Mikki, I thought it was a subtle reference, but you caught it. I can tell you the piece I am photographing is exquisite and I can't wait to unveil them all! You should mark Sept 15th on your calendar! The first public sign up day for Beading by the Bay.

Lubna said...

Incredible, the layering and details. I'm all the way in Kuwait so getting to the States is one thing, going to Alaska would be great if just to take this class with you. Breathtaking you always elevate it to another level.

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

Y like and admir your works!Congrats!

Shirley said...

Truly a beautiful piece. Love the softness of the colors.

beadyknitter said...

As usual another terrific piece you have designed. Man would I love to go on that cruise and take this piece but not sure of the cruise part as we did this last summer. Hopefully, you will be teaching this same piece elsewhere in the coming years.

Mikki said...

Lol, Marcia....I'll pick up on anything BBTB :) Sep. 15th is now engraved in my brain...it may be the only thing I remember.

lynsey said...

Really lovely Marcia, i love the colours you've used