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Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Beads have Spoken

Hello my friends. I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine today. I rely on the sun to come into my huge living room window, so that I can get semi-decent pictures of my jewelry. What I really need though, is a better camera. Ok, so after much frustration, I think I finally have some pics worthy of showing. Last time I blogged, I mentioned that I was working on two peyote bracelets that needed clasps and embellishments.

Well, after conversing with my beads, both of the bracelets got ripped apart and turned into two totally different pieces than what they once were.  Yes, I did say that I spoke to my beads. Well, actually the beads spoke to me. What they told me was that one of the bracelets would feel much prettier as a necklace and that the other one, doesn't really feel that all of its beads and button clasp go together very well.

So as every beader knows, the beads know best and really need to be listened to. So after much tearing apart and rebuilding, here are my latest necklace and bracelet.  I hope you like them.

The pic of the necklace doesn't really capture the metallic glimmer of the beads I used. This is actually very stunning looking. See, that's what I mean about getting a better camera. Also, I haven't decided if I am going to embellish it or not. I can easily see this embellished with crystals and/or pearls. I guess I'm just waiting to see which beads will speak to me and beg to be added. So that's all I have for now. Gotta run. I hear the beads calling me.

TTYL and make it a good day,


Crazy Mama said...

very beautiful pieces! you should always listen when your beads speak to you because they usually know what's best.

Lila Black said...

You really listened very well! I like both necklace and bracelet are beautiful. Happy Easter LB

Barbra said...

Beautiful pieces! My yarn and buttons always talk to me!!!

Melinda said...

Beautiful work. :) Isn't it frustrating when you can't capture the beauty of your work? I too have a certain time of day, in a specific room, when my photos are usually best... but not always! ;)

Dawn Doucette said...

Darling Debbie, I can totally picture the sparkle of that first necklace! I love the "V" shape to it... I can see it on a red carpet somewhere paired with the PERFECT black dress! Stunning!


DelicateDesign said...

I know the feeling about the better camera, I bought a really good camera but it has so many buttons and dials that i don't know how to use it though so my pics could still be better! haha, I often wonder how some people get that really great close up to show the shine and sparkle without it going blurry.

You do lovely work, keep it up!

June said...

Beautiful pieces, love the flow of the necklace and the compact look to the cuff. It gives it a very luxurious look to it. I can imagine it embellished with pink pearls - although its lovely as it is. Thanks again for my wonderful Pay It Forward prezzies.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful work.

Sandra Tyler said...

love that V necklace here!
Thanks for your comments on y works in progress -- wish I could find time to take pics of the finished ones! Right now working on a blog about our new gerbils; I left the pet saga dangling I'm afraid...:))