Bead Packet Design Challenge #2
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Hosted by Sharyl McMillian-Nelson of Sharyl's Jewelry
through her blog Sharyl's Jewelry and Reflections
featuring Natalie Pappas of NKP Art Beads and NKP Designs
The day Sharyl introduced the concept of this challenge, I was immediately captivated with the colors of these beads and wanted to participate in this event!
I was excited when the beads arrived and knew it would be pure fun to design a piece of jewelry. The question of course, what? Necklaces are one of my favoirte items to design and this would afford me the opportunity to use every bead in the packet. I didn't want to leave a single bead out of this project!
My process of designing is not to be rushed, to lay the beads out so that I may consider sizes, shapes, colors. I prefer necklaces that are in longer lengths and this allows me to use chain and extenders, incorporating yet another layer of texture, color, shape to the overall design elements.
Here, then, are five photographs of the necklace I created for this challenge:
for your consideration:
Artisan Crafted Gunmetal Finish Necklace with
Hand Made Ceramic and Lampwork Beads
Designed by Laren Dee Barton of Laren Dee Designs
Necklace measures 26 inches in length with 3 inch extender in high quality gunmetal finish cable chain link. Extender has wire wrapped beads to hang down the neckline.
Necklace comprises one large soft red focal bead with scrolled design, approximately 19mm, and two medium sage green beads, approximately 15mm each. These are hand-made ceramic pottery art beads by Natalie Pappas of NKP Beads.
Additional beads include four cream natural fossil and two soft red howlite beads, all 12 mm in size. Four multicolor and vividly patterned lampwork beads are included, as well. Smaller natural stone beads in sage green and cream carry the necklace upwards to metal bead stations, connecting to high quality gun metal chain link. Lobster clasp and extender complete the look of this one-of-a-kind crafted necklace.
"Thank you for looking - have a wonderful day!"
-Laren Dee Barton
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