Sunday, January 11, 2009

Something for ME!

As I delve deeper and deeper into my art, I find myself making less and less items for myself. Custom orders, gifts for friends and family, and keeping inventory up to date all takes a good amount of time and effort. Occasionally though, a special event will prompt me to make a set to match an outfit. New years eve was such an event. My theme for the night was pink and brown, my entire outfit revolved around that. Having no pink and brown jewelry in my wardrobe, I just had to make something to match, didn't I?
I wove this choker with silver lined brown delicas and pink opaque toho seed beads. Delicas aren't usually the greatest for netting, but I find when I mix them in with tohos the drape comes out just lovely. I finished it with antiqued brass wire guardians, and an antique brass lobster clasp. It feels great on, I'm really happy with how it turned out.

The earrings I struggled with to be honest...I took them apart several times before getting it just right. I originally was going to do a fringe type dangle earrings, but things just didn't turn out that way. I ended up with a fan dangle (not a fandango). They match the necklace superbly, and have a wonderful swing to them. I used opaque brown, matte pink, and metalic pink toho beads, along with metalic brown bugle beads. They were finished with antiqued brass earwires. I'm looking forward to wearing them for years to come!

10 comments:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Love your new stuff! It's good to make things for yourself sometimes :)

Youvegotmaille said...

I LOVE the colors on the choker. :)

Hot Rocks said...

Very pretty earrings!

Nancy said...

You know, I was just thinking about that, how we never make anything for ourselves! So I planned a matching scarf, hat, mitten set for myself. Now to find the time to do it before winter ends..... Your pink and brown set is gorgeous. Hope you had fun flaunting it!

Melissa said...

The choker is very nice. Yes, we sometimes have to make some pretty stuff for ourselves too. I love making jewelry.

Triz Designs said...

gorgeous!!!! i love the earrings!!!! they came out perfect!

Three Fates said...

Wow, both are really pretty. I'm in love with those earrings, they are spectacular!

Caroline said...

these are beautiful.

Sweetwater Designs said...

very pretty..necessity is the mother of creativity, so they say :)

Ayie said...

the necklace looks fab! very simple but appealing.