Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Early morning beading

The studio is both quiet and clean, so I decided an early morning bead session was in order. Yesterday I started on the St Petersburg necklace that accompanies Lilliana and I was anxious to get back to it.

The color way is so soft and the crystal tabac loch rosen are the perfect touch for the double Petersburg chain I've used as the bail. I'll be happy to finish it up and pick out a third color way. A certain beading friend is going to bead up the third one. LIz has been helping me in the Bead and Button classroom for over five years now and she always makes up the pieces so we're both well versed to assist.

The studio got a clean surface going through yesterday in preparation for today's class. Eight talented ladies will join me to learn my unique approach to the focal medallions that make up Dancing Light.

It is one of the pieces juried into 500 Beaded Jewelry. I can't wait to see that publication for a number of reasons. I was really pleased that a simpler piece of jewelry was juried in. I think this means we can look forward to not only some amazing large gallery type pieces, but some smaller wearable, relatable pieces as well.

This is also the first time I have taught this one without benefit of a kit, so it will be fun to see what color ways people will be making. And if you happen to be going to Milwaukee in June or New Jersey in April you too can have a Dancing Light necklace.


Unknown said...

Oh those ladies are soooooo lucky! I am glad you have has a quiet morning you totally deserve it!

ChrisD said...

This Lilliana is absolutely beautiful Marcia. Enjoy the day!

H.T. said...

The St.Petersburg necklace is going pretty well and I bet,it's going to be very nice.
Also the following one looks very niteresting with the big drop od a crystal as a focal element.Fabulous stitch and colors.
I am also looking forward to'Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry'.I've pre-ordered it,as it is going to be the fabulous publication.

Warm Hugs from Sweden-Halinka-

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Helen said...

Marcia, I'm always impressed with the wonderful colourways you come up with, but I have to say I'm loving the soft aqua more each time I see it. Its so perfect with gold/bronze tones.

Terry from Alaska said...

Alaska bead Company needs a class with Dancing Light in it.I still love that necklace.
The Aqua and bronze colors are wonderful too.

cw whitedogjewelry said...

Lilliana is stunning! Great color choice, your work is so inspiring.

Marcia DeCoster said...

Terry I've been in touch with Linda and I think we'll be able to make a plan!

Terry from Alaska said...

Secretly I was hoping so!!

vicki said...

Blue being my go to color, my jaw hit the keyboard when I saw Lilliana! Yummmmmmm