Monday, July 04, 2011

Seahorse Dreams

I promised myself lots of creativity over the July 4th holiday weekend and I kept my promise! Two necklaces, three pairs of earrings and a big resin pour!

Go, me!

Thought I'd share one of the necklaces before I head off on vacation. It's an appropriately ocean-inspired design considering my recent post about the aquarium AND the fact that I'm spending next week sharing a beach house with my brother and his family in Carpinteria (near Santa Barbara for those who aren't familiar with the California coast). Between us we'll have three boys ages 8, 5, and 2. I think it's going to be a very BUSY vacation...and there will be a lot of sand...

So, here's "Seahorse Dreams."

I started with this lovely ceramic seahore pendant in soft, dreamy colors from Spirited Earth.

Then I built up one side with some brass chain, crystal, Czech flower, bone and vintage glass dangles and a strand of ivory seed beads woven throughout.

The other side has a strung section at the back of Czech glass and carved bone along with some faceted Czech firepolish rondelles. The front section of this side has wire-wrapped Czech glass flower dangles.

The clasp is a brass hook and I added a Czech glass dangle on a headpin.

I'm playing around some more with the layouts of my photos so thought I'd try something a little different than just laying the necklace flat.

So that's it. But, wait til you see the next set of stuff I made...could NOT be more different from this if I'd planned it that way. Which I totally didn't. I keep thinking that one of these days I'll get my work unified into a more signature style somehow, but then my Gemini nature always gets in the way.

I'll try to get the next stuff set to post while I'm gone, but if I run out of time (highly likely considering everything I still have to get done before we take off tomorrow), you'll just have to hope I can either blog from the iPad while I'm gone or else wait until I get back LOL!



Pretty Things said...

Beautiful work!

TesoriTrovati said...

Love it! Now get that published someplace. It is awesome! Have fun. We are in a tournament this weekend. So far we have continued our tournament winning streak for the Plover Nationals 13 team... 14-0. We 10-runned them after like 4 innings. But it could have been over in 2.
Enjoy the day!

Judy said...

Such a beautiful necklace! I like how you repeated the white on both sides but with different beads.