Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Week 7-Corpse Bride

I haven't seen the movie Corpse Bride but I did look at the trailer online and I thought the stormy colors in this pendant definately fit the theme. The stone is blue pearl, also known as larvakite. It has an icy blue chatoyancy similar to labradorite. The setting was a moderately successful experiment in how to set the stone with a netted or viking knit bezel on both the front and back. I put the beads on the frame not only for adornment but to help me get my stitches even. It worked for the most part but I still ended up with two stitches on the right side too close together. The little beads and coiled scallops were inspired by Perri's bead caps. If I had to do it over again, I would have left off a row of Viking knit so it didn't cover up so much of the stone.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Week 6-Not on Theme

The theme this week was the art of Kandinsky and I didn't make anything that was even remotely on theme. I've been in the mood to play with my stash of tiny beads lately. I'm posting these only because it's a sunny 60 degrees here today and the colors in these earrings remind me of the hyacinths and daffodils we have to look forward to. Mystic quartz briolettes, with tanzanite, pink spinel, and yellow sapphite rondelles.