Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Look what I found!

Late Sunday, when I was frittering away time on the blogs, I came across necklaces by two designers who used some of my porcelain pieces. I am always tickled pink when I see what other people do with my little things.





This heart pendant went all the way to Australia. Vicki, of Sasha + Max, made this piece. I love it’s simplicity. And I love how the wood beads pick up the brown in the pendant. Vicki is from Sydney, one of the best cities in the world, second only to Melbourne. Vicki is an interior designer by day and Sasha and Max are her assistants (Maine coon cats, by the look of them). Sasha and Max have been known to be quite naughty in directing the purchase of jewelry components. If you don’t know Vicki, you should check out her blog where you can see all sorts of beautiful jewelry design.





These two pendants went all the way to Finland and were transformed into, what I think are very elegant necklaces by Gunilla, at gbkoru. What I find so interesting about these two pieces is that Gunilla used essentially the same colour palette and achieved two very different feels. The first is all winter, snow and ice, and the second is definitely cool sea breeze. If you read Gunilla’s blog, you can get a very good feel for where these cool colour choices come from. She’s got some fabulous photos of snow and ice in Espoo.


But wait there is more!





Just today I saw this bracelet by Lorelei. The square focal bead went all the way to upstate New York. Lorelei always pleasantly surprises me with her mix of materials. This beautiful bracelet kind of has it all. Glass, ceramics, brass, and my favourite, chirimen cord. I think this would be very fun to wear.



Thanks Vicki, Gunilla, and Lorelei. It makes my day to see you all elevate my little pieces into wearable works of beauty! You make me smile.

15 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

What a visual feast! I love all the different looks that can be achieved with your wonderful components LeAnn! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day! Erin

sasha and max said...

Love Gunilla's necklace and Lorelei's bracelet.
Thanks so much LeAnn - it's because your pieces are just so lovely and versatile that they can pared with such simple elements or more complex pieces - Vicki

peacockfairy said...

Love the wood with the heart!

sharon said...

These are all so beautiful and different! We all know your pieces bring out the best in all of us!
Hugs

gbkoru said...

Thank you LeAnn for making such wonderful pieces for us to work with!

stregata said...

A fabulous line of work with your enchanting focals - thanks for sharing!

Esther said...

wow!! you can be proud!! these disigner made beautiful treasures with your "porcelaine"!! the japanese fish and lorelei's bracelet are my favs!!

Barbara Lewis said...

Oh, man, these are beautiful ... your work provided the inspiration for theirs!

SueBeads said...

Great pieces! I love your work and so do a lot of other people!

Tammy and Rob said...

Wow, they are all gorgeous pieces! Isn't it wonderful to see other's creativity using something you lovingly created yourself?!

SummersStudio said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone! I truly love to see what other people do and how individual everyones style is.

Silver Parrot said...

I'm just dying over that necklace with the keshi pearls and the snowflake pendant. That ROCKS!

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Beautiful! Isn't wonderful when two artist's work come together as one gorgeous piece of jewelry?

The Joy of Nesting said...

LeAnn,

How exciting to be able to see your work enhance another artist's creation. But dear sister that is the incredible beauty of your creatons. They ignite such inspiration and desire to incorporate them into our own pieces knowing that can only enhance them!!!!

Hey sis would you look in your magic hat again please. I'm just so sure that my name must have also fallen into said hat!!! :) Cuz that "Karma" person was so sure I would win!!

Have a lovely afternoon hopefully making a bit of art!!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx

sundownbeaddesigns said...

How exciting to have your work incorporated into another piece of artwork! Your beads are just gorgeous!