Saturday, January 28, 2012

Still keeping it simple

Here is the first of the three Beading by the Bay pendants I completed.

Only, as sometimes happens the button I originally chose was no longer available in quantity. I needed at least it was time to look for a suitable replacement. Well, not just merely suitable (suitable brings to mind, one that will do). I didn't want to compromise this design at all, with so many participants looking forward to this color way.

I sourced one I thought would work but it turned out the size was not right.

For the bezel to fit, it needed to be 1 1/4" so I knew it was going to be challenging. But I think I succeeded brilliantly with this custom painted button from Susan Clark Originals.

They have been a pleasure to do business with, going through potential options with me and finally coming up with this one. The bottom drop is a verde custom coated Swarovski drop and the pretty little closure bead is a Czech rivoli. Such a soft, romantic color palette.


donna said...

Just received my copy of Perlen Poesie and what wonderful pictures of your beaded creations. I did a bracelet of Diamonds are Forever in almost the same colors as the one in the magazine. I love the pastel colors in the Disco Bracelet. Congratulations on a beautiful endorsement.

The bad Liz said...

Looks like a beautiful replacement button you found. If you hadn't have mentioned it, I bet no one would know! Can't wait to see you in March.

Terry from Alaska said...

I like the softer colors; it keeps the beadwork looking a lighter feel.

Leora said...

Just beautiful!

Ingrid said...

I love both, depending on my mood and a day in my dark or bright side :o)
And the button is beautiful, i've just had a look at S.Clarke work, beautiful !
have a nice Sunday

Peapod Beads said...

I am discovering an addiction to the lovely glass buttons in addition to my bead habit (sigh) Thank you for the link!

lynsey said...

A really lovely piece, gorgeous colours