1/28/10

A Valentine’s Day Twist

Lately I have felt compelled to push myself to improve my wire working skills, with inspiration coming from the beautiful artwork of artists like Cindy Wimmer and Connie Fox.  When my hubby & I were up in Prescott, AZ over New Year’s, I saw a “Coiling Gizmo”, and picked it up.

As I was laying out the design for one of my Valentine’s Day necklaces for Artbeads.com’s Blog for Beaders blogging team, I decided to pull out my new gizmo & incorporate coiled links into one of the pieces.   So without further ado, here is my newest piece featuring beautiful beads from Artbeads.com:


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The Black, White, and Pink Kalera Bead focal is a stunning piece of art on its own, and it set the color palate for the rest of the necklace.

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To compliment the pink, black and white in the focal bead, I incorporated vintage Pink and Black Striped Round Beads, vintage Jet Four-Sided Oval Beads, Pink Czech Glass Fire-Polished Roundelles, pink Porphyr Czech Fire Polished Beads, and some black and white scrolled beads with some black, white and pink lampwork beads I had in my own bead stash (you can find similar styles in Artbeads.com’s Lampwork Bead section).  I also added some handmade charms made from Metallite 5mm Antique Silver Heart with Granulations and Czech pressed glass tiny bell flowers randomly hanging on the chain.

The overall design is whimsical and very feminine, and this piece of jewelry can be worn all year long.
I am working on more Valentine designs, so check back soon!

Necessary Legal Stuff: I have received the following products free of charge from Artbeads and I am honestly reviewing them. I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received: Metallite 5mm Antique Silver Heart with Granulations, Vintage Pink and Black Striped Round Beads, Vintage Jet Four-Sided Oval Beads, Black, White, and Pink Kalera Bead.

12 comments:

Barbara Lewis said...

Beautiful work, Molly. So feminine and the coiling details really enhance the design.

diane said...

Well, that is amazing work Molly! A "coiling gizmo" is quite the gadget isn't it?
Your necklace really turned out to be so beautiful =)

Judy said...

Well done...such beautiful detail!

Cindy said...

Aw, thank you so much Molly for the shout-out. You are truly amazing with wire yourself....you sure did Artbeads proud with what you created with their selection of beads. I especially like how you creatd the loose coil around the sides of some of the beads. This is one stunning piece!

Triannas Treasures said...

Fancy!

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

Oh, so pretty!

Fanciful Expressions said...

The colors are gorgeous. Wonderful necklace.

Riki Schumacher said...

Beautiful Molly, haven't you been busy. The colors are yummy along with your wonderful craftsmanship. You're entered in the contest!! Thanks, Riki

Jen Crossley said...

Really beautiful Molly

Blenda said...

Very beautiful jewelry pieces, Miss Molly especially the twisty wires. BTW, your photos are so wonderful too!

Pretty Things said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

missficklemedia.com said...

Delicious copper scrolls, Molly!

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