Thursday, May 23, 2013

Color Medallion No 6 Pink Lemonade

This is the sixth (and below is the seventh) color medallion I finished.
I liked it so nice, I made it twice. The one on top in the photo below is a kit.  I'm calling it Pink Lemonade.  These colors make me smile.
I really wanted to get the colors just right for the kit, and for myself, because I'm definitely keeping one of these for my own.  I think the first one is slightly imperfect because that silver ring is very visible from a distance. (Although one of my friends prefers it, so there you go for taste.)  Also, I knew that if I colored the center differently, I could create an illusion of a larger rivoli.

If you want one, you should come take our class.  Florence and I will teach this class together at the Bead & Button Show 2013.  Any leftover kits we have after the show we'll sell on our website.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Starburst Galaxy Fire Necklace

I recently showed you the Starburst Galaxy Kit in the Fire colorway in blazing orange, hot pink and purple Swarovski crystals!  I linked them together into a necklace and added some more Swarovski crystal briolette drop beads to dangle from the links.
Here you can see how it looks on.  It's not symmetrical, but I think it's still well balanced.  I like the stars placed asymmetrically because real stars in the sky are scattered randomly.  So I think that's how they're supposed to look, scattered and random.  Plus, the stars themselves are so symmetric, it's nice to break it up a bit and add some randomness back into the finished piece. 
If you'd like to join us for the class, you can't because it's over.  But we do have patterns and kits now available: Beaded Starburst Galaxy.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Color Medallion No. 5 Green

This is the fifth color medallion I finished.  You can buy the finished pendant here if you want to have it, but not make it.
The green one turned out to be rather challenging to get the colors as I liked, but in the end, I'm happy with it.  
I nearly finished and ripped out entirely the first one I did with greens and orange, and started all over.  Here you can see it before completely cut it apart.  I added a little Starburst Galaxy star in the center because I like the colors together, but that was just for the photo.  I'm going to use those orange bicones on the next Color Medallion with pinks... pink lemonade!
Here you can see some of the colors I auditioned, and even though I got to this set after much fiddling, if you look closely, you can see that I still changed the colors quite a bit by the time I finished the final piece.  
I think these medallions are quite challenging to do well, picking the colors, that is, (the weaving itself is pretty straightforward) but that's why I enjoy doing them so much.  And I really do enjoy making these because I LOVE COLOR!

 Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Starburst Galaxy Kit in Fire

I recently showed you the Starburst Galaxy kit in the Water colorway.  Here are some of the stars in the Fire colorway in blazing orange, hot pink and purple Swarovski crystals!
 Here you can see how the kit might look as a necklace and a pair of earrings.
 Or one large necklace...
 Or a wall hanging...
Or a bracelet...
There are so many ways to arrange these stars.  If you would like to learn to make beaded stars for yourself, we have patterns and kits available.
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