|Ocean Waves Necklace|
Hello and welcome to my entry for April's Art Elements Design Challenge. Art Elements, a blog celebrating creativity and art expressed in craft form, host monthly design challenges. I had the privilege of being chosen to receive one of the lampwork glass beads made by Jen Cameron.
When creating these beautiful beads, Jen said that first she was thinking of the Northern Lights for her inspiration. As time went on, however, she noted that the beads had more of an ocean feel. She textured the outside of the bead with swirls. How she achieved her technique is described here.
The bead I received has more of an ocean feel.
|Close Up of Jen Cameron's Lampwork Bead|
To echo the ocean feel and the swirls on the bead, I made a large swirl clasp and figure eight links for a touch of some bubbles.
I chose bronze faceted Czech glass, dark blue crystal and champagne, mercury finished Czech glass beads to pull out the colors in the focal bead.
|Vintage "Sandy" Beads|
I love how the silver, crystal and bronze beads subtly sparkle in this necklace and I'm also very glad
to have more of the vintage beads so I could make a pair of earrings to coordinate with the necklace.
|Sandy Beaches Earrings|
Thank you for joining me here! Be sure to stop by the other designer's posts to see their creations:
Deb Stewart (you are here!)
Art Elements Team:
Cathy Spivey Mendola
Lovely design - very soothing and I love how your wire work echoes the swirls in the bead.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love your wire work, and the clasp at the front is inspired!ReplyDelete
Thank you Caroline, I do love making swirls! :)Delete
You did just lovely wirework on your links and clasp! You collected a gorgeous set of beads to complement the focal... especially those "sandy" ones!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sarajo. I think part of the fun of designing is digging through my stash to find complimentary beads.Delete
Beautiful collection of beads :DReplyDelete
Hi Deb! Love your necklace, thanks so much for playing along with us!ReplyDelete