Okay, so I haven't been blogging much lately, but that doesn't mean I'm not making jewelry. As much as I hate to see summer leave, I do love fall and I've been on a kick making jewelry with a fall vibe. The first piece I made was a bracelet using traditional autumn colors: orange, brown and white.
I love this bracelet, even if these aren't the colors I usually favor. Me being me, though, I had to play with the colors a bit. I added an unexpected pop of teal to the mix and did fall colors my way.
Now this one, I love! Everything is basically the same in this second bracelet, except for the addition of the teal. I can't believe what a difference it makes and how the piece now pops!
Then I went to a bead show and picked up some pieces from Star Spirit Studio (more on the bead show later!).
I obviously adore her pieces and I couldn't wait to make something. I used one of the raku leaves to make this necklace.
How's that for a beautiful piece!? I love the colors in the leaf pendant and I wanted to accent it without overpowering it. I used a spiral pattern of knotting to make a cord and added just a few rows of seed beads in the front. Not too much color, but just enough, I think to bring out the colors in the leaf.
I've still got lots of new things from the bead show to play with, and don't worry, I have pictures to share with you. Stay tuned!