Well, my second collection has gone from the drawing board to the physical world, at least the first three pieces. I haven’t found a fancy gold ring to loop the beads through yet, for the beaded bracelet, but I’m searching. Oh to be able to conjure up things in my mind and have them be a reality!
This set is a bit more elegant than the first. I’m thinking I need to name the collections, but I’m not there yet. Feel free to shout out ideas!
How about “Enchanted Evening” for this one? I can see this being appropriate for a night out on the town, decked out in mostly black with accents of gold, with a pair of killer shoes…Ooooh, I have just the perfect pair! I bought them right before I broke my ankle and they’ve been sitting there taunting me ever since.
(Any of you who are following me on “pinterest” know by now, I have a bit of a shoe fetish, and in addition to lusting for the ones in photos, I actually own a few pair I just love…)
Anyway, back to the jewelry…
The tri-layered necklace continues to be my favorite style. One or two strands just doesn’t feel like enough to me, and I love the combination of of a metal strand with a few beads, one with a long dangle, and a strand of beads.
I’m also very fond of the lampwork beads as the focal point.
The earrings duplicate the pendant on the necklace.
The bracelet has elements from the necklace attached charm-style to a metal base laced with satin ribbon.
My daughter-in-law was over this morning and modeled the necklaces. That was the first time I saw them on anyone but myself, and I’m getting excited at the prospect of seeing them around town! If I do say so myself they looked beautiful on her! She volunteered to wear them to work for me as a marketing strategy…isn’t she a sweetie? She wants one in greens and browns! Ummm…Santa?
This afternoon I’m back in the studio and will be working on a new collection in taupe and silver, so if you get a chance stop by in a day or two and check it out.