Saturday, November 30, 2013

Santa Lucia

The second of three….Santa Lucia, named after my daughter Lucia.  This vintage gold and blackberry with Lilac Shadow crystals and fancy stone,  Swarovski Elements.

I can't wait to make a pair of earrings to compliment the necklace.  That and the classic little black dress and holiday dressing will be complete.



Beading is my full time job at the moment.  Next up is another La Navette, followed by the third Santa Lucia.  The plan is for silver pearls with tanzanite crystals.

Then I will be doing a third sundial pendant and a third Touch of Whimsy.  Fortunately for me beading never feels like work.

I have finished a second Touch of Whimsy which is a class at Bead and Button Bead Camp this year, along with a new Pacific Morning Glory, also a bead camp class.  You can register for Bead Camp as early as December 10th, so if the concept sounds like fun, class in the day, bead/design/play time with me in the evening then bead camp may just be a concept that you will like.  Classes run from Wednesday May 28 through Saturday May 31st and you can take any combination that you'd like.

Touch of whimsy includes ladder stitch, ndebele, right angle weave and peyote, all in a demure pendant.



Also on the schedule are the sundial pendant and Cassandra.  All of these projects use my component approach to design and as part of our evenings we can explore variations.   Here is a ring using the center of Pacific Morning Glory.


You may see a color trend here…..I'm having a love affair with the soft matte lavender paired with pacific opal and vintage silver.  I also changed up the bands of Pacific Morning Glory to include pearls instead of crystals.  A clever clasp allows the bracelet to be reversed so you can wear the matte lavender or the pacific opal side.

9 comments:

Cynthia Newcomer Daniel said...

I think that is my favorite one yet! It's glorious!

beadyknitter said...

I hope one day to take the Santa Lucia class. I love this piece and this colorway is gorgeous.

Rita said...

Love the Santa Lucia!

Cindy Holsclaw said...

Stunning... All of them!

Ankara66 said...

I love the design of Santa Lucia is beautiful

LoriF said...

Stunning! I'm loving that blackberry/crystal combo as well.

Her Boudoir said...

I love that version of Santa Lucia - so gorgeous! Where can I buy the pattern?

Marcia DeCoster said...


Santa Lucia will remain exclusive as a beading by the design until later Next year.

Her Boudoir said...

I look forward to the pattern being released then :-)