Friday, April 6, 2012

Finally Friday

Hello Finally Friday!

I have a couple things I wanted to share with you today.

First is my friend Lorelei Eurto has made her ebook Asymmetry Made Easy available for purchase.
At only $15.00 this is a fabulous buy.
I received my copy the other day and read the whole thing in one sitting. Which is great for me because I have a 2 year old and my attention span is that of a gnat. Don't give me a lot of fluff our you'll loose me.
Lorelei gets right to the point in this book.
She explains how size, texture and balance make a difference in making asymmetrical jewelry.
Then, and this was my favorite part, she talk about working in 3's. I have always tried to work in odd numbers because it just seemed right.
From there she talks about transitioning, tips, impressions, eclectic mixes and finally her diagram.
Her diagram was priceless for creating the necklace I am going to share with you today.
I used the techniques from her book to create this necklace which is out of my comfort zone totally.
I am no stranger to asymmetry although I have never pushed it this far.
If you get a chance I strongly recommend Lorelei's book. For what you would spend on lunch you can get an inside look on how to successfully create one of a kind asymmetrical looks that will have your customers and friends saying wow!
Visit Lorelei's blog to purchase your copy now.

Finally Friday 4/6/2012
here is the inspiration photo from last week from Design Seeds

Design Seeds

Here is the necklace I made using this palette for color inspiration
and Lorelei's book for technique inspiration:

I started with these pink lucite beads from my super awesome delivery of vintage lucite the other day.
I connected them with 15mm jump rings from Vinatj Natural Brass which I embellished with seed beads.
Love this Gaea bead :-)

I added a Gaea heart and more vintage lucite beads.

A key from Nina Designs finished the back off nicely.

I used a beautiful purple Marsha Neal Studio pendant, a few beads from Gaea, vintage lucite beads in blues, pink and purple. The maroon bead in the front was in a destash lot I was fortunate to score so I have no clue what it is.

What do you think?

Now for next weeks inspirational palette:

cupcake blues
Design Seeds

Did you make something inspired by this weeks palette? Please add your link below! ~Shannon


CraftyHope said...

I'm just going to have to break down and get Lorelei's dang e-book. Everyone's talking about it. . .

Anyway, your necklace is really cool. I love all the little touches in it. And, next week's palette. . .SWOON!!!

CraftyHope said...

OH! And I should mention that I Love how precise you were in this post about the 15 jump rings from Vintaj. . .you make me smile!

quiltingjewel39 said...

Great job on the necklace - I really like it. I thought the seed beads on the jump rings was neat.

Lorelei Eurto said...

the necklace turned out awesome!! YAY! Thanks for the shout out!

Courtney said...

I love your necklace and your photos of your lucite bonanza were amazing!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Shannon,
I love your necklace it is so pretty. Your next color palette is very pretty also.

Shirley said...

Your necklace is beautiful! I've been absent from blogger for a bit, so I didn't know about your Finally Friday's Challenges. Not sure I can do one every week, but I'm going to try for next week. That is such a great palette, but of course, all their palettes are! Have a blessed Easter!

SueBeads said...

Yeah, I guess I'll get it too! I love your necklace, it's fabulous!

Rachel said...

This is so unique and appealing. Fabulous!

Maryanne said...

Your necklace is beautiful! I love the Vintaj rings with the seed beads. I have to get Lorilei's book. I love her jewelry.
Love the color palette for next week. I'm going to have to play along, maybe not every week, but when I can!

KayzKreationz said...

Hi Shannon, what a great piece for this week's Finally Friday. I didn't get to post this last Friday, but I'm hoping to this week. I'll have to check out the book, too. Sounds interesting.