I just want to say that Sally Russick's challenges are always fun to join, whether it is a jewelry challenge or a photography challenge. Thank you Sally for pushing us to use our creativity in fresh and inspiring ways.
I have been told that my style of beading is Elegant Romance with Bling, and I guess this is correct at least that is how most of my pieces come out. So when Sally said that the first of her challenges this year is "Make A Statement" all I could think of is a piece that would look good worn with a beautiful gown. So I went through my stash and pulled out a Swarovski 30 x 18 mm oval in Astral pink, and two 18 mm round raviolis in the same color along with some 11/0 silver seed beads. My plan was to bezel the oval and rounds and connect them with RAW accented with Indian pink 3mm bicones and then do the neck strap in CRAW accented with 4mm Astral pink bicones with the 3mm Indian pick bicones. Sounds beautiful don't it? Well that one never happened. Try as I might I could not get the bezel to workout the way I wanted it to on the oval I started and took it apart three times before I finally gave up and went back to the drawing board. I was browsing through one of my Pinterest boards when I came across a Chevron stitched necklace and a light bulb went off in my head, that is what I will do. So once again I went to my stash and pulled out what I wanted to use and got started, but I did not get very far, something just was not feeling right, it was not going to make a statement. It was not until yesterday morning when I was checking my emails, that I saw a bezeled ravoli in the Beading Daily blog post. I said to myself that is it, that is what my necklace needs. I got busy and before I knew it my piece was done.
I present to you "Blue Ice"
Elegant Romance with Bling
I used 8/0 bronze seed beads, cobalt blue rondells, fresh water pearl drops and 4mm rounds in the necklace, for the pendant a 16 mm ravoli that flashes blue and green, 11/0 and 15/0 bronze seed beads along with 8/0 cobalt blue seed beads in the bezel and accented with the 4 mm fresh water pearls.
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Karin Grosset Grange
Happy beading Y'all,