Inspired by the color challenge I just participated in I wanted to give myself a challenge.In September I won a book called The Complete Color Harmony from Lori Anderson of Pretty Things.
I have not had a chance to read the book but what I decided to do was to choose a page in the book and be inspired by that page. I am also the kind of person who likes to flip to random pages in art and poetry books and the bible and be inspired by whatever is in front of me.
I chose Swarovski Crystals in baroque, bicone and top drilled cuts. I then added a purple acrylic faceted round, purple carved flourite bead, smooth and faceted Amethyst rounds. For the yellow-orange color I chose Vintage Lucite rounds from a necklace I cut apart. I added bead caps to the Lucite beads and a filigree bead which I opened became a bead cap for the purple acrylic bead.
I have found myself wire wrapping my pieces 95% of the time now. I just love how they look and the wire becomes part of the design, I just love the Vintage Bronze color of this wire. The pendant is sealed and waxed for durability, none of the patina will rub off and it will not turn the skin green.
I just love how this necklace turned out.
I will have to test drive it for durability and make sure it is child proof.
Which means: I will have to wear it to church tomorrow and let The Girl play with it during the sermon to keep her quiet ;-)