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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Teal Pearls with Lampwork

Still thinking of fall colors, I used teal pearls with lampwork beads in two shades of blue in this necklace.
I used black seed beads to pick up the black swirl in the lampwork beads, and to darken the overall look of the design. 
The necklace makes me think of the different colors of blue in the sky immediately preceding the twilight hours.  But then, the teal pearls also make me think of Philadelphia Eagles green, which is also a teal color.  I don't think I would wear this with a football jersey, though you could if you wanted to. :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Orange Sea Glass with Golden Pearls

This is a design with sea glass.  Sea glass is so pretty.  It is usually matte with a touch of transparency.  I thought of autumn colors, and used orange sea glass beads in this necklace.  I added golden freshwater pearls, and other touches of glass and gold.
This would be a nice look for fall, don't you think?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Brown Lampwork Focal

I thought this brown lampwork bead was really nice.  It has a foiled core, and splashes of color, such as yellow, green and red.  I placed it on golden crinkle wire, which is permanently crinkled stainless steel flexible wire, and set it off with green, red, and yellow beads which echo the color splashes.  It is a nice clean look which brings the eye immediately to the focal bead.