I had someone ask me to design a piece of jewelry around a photo. Cool! I love doing this - I do it all the time in my Color Combo Challenge Group. And not only do I like working from a photo, this photo is in MY colors. I love sorting through my beads to find colors fitting the palette:
|Lisa's Lizard Palette|
I had a couple of missteps before I really got something to come together. Someone pointed out that there was a pinkish-purple in the photo in addition to the colors I had pulled. I tried working that into a spiral and got way to much of it. Not to mention I goofed up the stitches:)
|Not good. Not good at all.|
And then there was the near-miss where my cat tried to carry off the piece I had started:
|Also not good at all. A quote from the soon-to-be-owner of this piece: GET THOSE KITTY LIPS OFF MY NECKLACE|
I finally got something looking like what I had in mind. And don't you just love this grouchy little lizard face?
I really love the colors and the way the beads in the spiral come together in a way that almost mimics the scales on the lizard. I added a macrame spiral to either side of the beaded spiral go make a necklace:
|The finished necklace - a Cellini spiral focal with spiraled macrame.|
|A closer look at the beaded spiral|
I'm really pleased with the way this turned out and I had a lot of fun doing the project. I see many more Cellini spirals in my future!