Monday, August 16, 2010

a deadline and a rainbow

Saturday afternoon I gave myself a deadline to make a new necklace to wear when meeting a friend across the mountain to go antiquing and out to dinner.

My approach to jewelry making is much the same as the one I use for quiltmaking. Rarely do I use a pattern or plan out a design. Mostly I just try to work with what I have. In this case I spread out the materials I had with me, and then started playing around with arrangements.
Some of the components include moss agates wrapped earlier, a quartz purchased at the last Bead Fest, a vintage bead, some new beads and a crystal. I also used an element from Industrial Chic, one of my favorites, the witch hazel tin.
Friday night we saw a rainbow.

12 comments:

Barbara said...

I saw the same rainbow in south Jersey, it was lovely. Bravo for making a necklace with what you had on hand, and also for having it turn out so pretty. It's unique, and I also like that tin!

Yvonne said...

Love the necklace and the way you put it together with such freeform.

Bea said...

Love the necklaces. Did you go to antique stores? Did you find anything interesting? :)Bea

Susan Erickson said...

Very original and creative....great vintage feel!

Healing Woman said...

And what a necklace you did make! I'll bet your friend loved it. Those are great, chunky pieces that you found for your necklace and I just love it!

dosfishes said...

Oh I love this, that green is so soft and subtle. Isn't weaving these elements together just like piecing your quilts? xox Corrine

Mrs Moen said...

What a pretty necklace; I love the little angel(?) at the front! The beads look great when wrapped like that. Did you learn the technique at a class, or from a book? I would love to learn how to do it; maybe there is a tutorial on YouTube.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Such a beautiful spontaneous necklace :o)

Sandra said...

Your work is beautiful and unique; love this necklace!

Penny said...

Love the necklace. Sometimes, when we just DO it it works better than lots of planning and agonizing.

bad penny said...

How lovely - gorgeous necklace

Linda Zimmerman said...

This necklace is gorgeous! LOVE the witch hazel tin.