Welcome to the 'Into the Forest' blog hop reveal hosted by the fabulous Lisa Lodge of A Grateful Artist blog fame! For this hop, Lisa sent participants bead kits with deep forest-y colors and we were to make something from our selection.
The selection of beads I received is from the 'forest at night' palette, and has a ton of beautiful deep purple agates, Czech glass and dark ceramic beads with some beautiful large purple and green wheel-shaped beads that I don't know the name of - lol! Without further ado, here is my finished piece:
|"Hope Is The Thing"|
I'm not a symmetrical person, and really have a difficult time designing symmetrical jewelry, and this design is no exception. I used some of all the types of beads Lisa sent to me to create links and made a fun, unique chain from those links.
The biggest thing to keep in mind when designing asymmetrical jewelry is to make sure that the piece stays visually balanced to let the eye flow through the design.
This sweet bird focal from Green Girl's Studios line at Lima Beads is the perfect accent to bring all of these beautiful beads together with the forest theme.
* If you are interested in purchasing this necklace, it is listed in my Etsy shop here.
As always, thank you to Lisa for hosting this fun event! Please take a few minutes to visit these other artists' blogs to see some more beautiful artwork:
Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Janet Bocciardi, Honey from the Bee
Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Elizabeth Engriser, Bead Contagion
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs