Friday, April 13, 2012

Finally Friday 4/13/2012

Welcome to the Finally Friday Friday the 13th edition!
I am not superstitious. Are you?

Remember this post?
That's where I revealed this week's color palette:

cupcake blues
Design Seeds

When I created the first necklace my husband said, "wow, it's bright. It's pretty but brighter than you usually make."
At first I was a bit disappointed by what he said because I was worried it didn't "fit" into my body of work but then I wore it to lunch with a friend and I really love it. Bright? Yes. Me? Yes. Love? Yes.

So here is that necklace:

Trying a new background

A handmade button that I wire wrapped. A circle link from MarshaNealStudio which I used a lampwork double dipped headpin (can someone tell me who made these?) as a toggle and a squiggly drop in the front. Vintage lucite beads, remember this post? I have been using up this huge stash in almost every piece I have made recently!

 Okay, I got a little crazy this week and made a second necklace inspired by this weeks palette. I just love the spring feeling of it. This necklace is super long and really easy to wear. I wore it almost every day this week! I hate to even sell it I love it so much.

 I started by stamping Queen Bee to the back of a vintage lucite flower. I added a tiara stamp to the top,  added patina, punched 2 holes and wire wrapped it and the flower together.

 I grabbed this flower button and pendant from RoundRabbitExtra. I love the length od this necklace because I found myself playing with the smooth porcelain on this pendant all day long.

A Swarovski Crystal pendant from, some more vintage lucite,  a lampwork bead from PinkBeach and VinatjNaturalBrass findings finished this piece off nicely.

I almost forgot to show you the coolest part. I made little charms with my logo on them. They fir on the tip of my thumb, are made of copper and are super cute.

Here is next week's Finally Friday color palette:

indulgent tones
Design Seeds

The rules:
Look at color palette.
Be inspired.
Gather supplies inspired by that color palette.
Create something wonderful.
Anything, jewelry, clothes, a painting, even a big 'ole mess.
Take a picture.
Post on your blog.
Link palette to Design Seeds.
Add link here.
Play again the following week!

Thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate you taking your time to read my blog and leave comments. I just love hearing from you!


Alice said...

Shannon, both pieces are beautiful! I love the thought you put into each and every element in these pieces. Love the spring colors!

I've been wanting to play along with the Finally Friday palettes, but time gets away from me so quickly. I might just begin with 'Indulgent tones' and see how it goes.

Happy Friday!

Courtney said...

Beautiful pieces. That being said, I love your second, longer necklace, the colors and flow. Perfect.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

These are great necklaces. Yay for bright!

Jo said...

Beautiful necklaces! I love the idea of your challenge - I'd love to play along if I can get some other jobs done first!