Monday, June 7, 2010

Not a speck of porcelain in sight


This may be the very first piece of  jewelry I have ever made that didn't have any porcelain components. Not even a speck of wire work or chain either. Stringing is just not something I have ever had much talent at. I don't have too many inspired ways of putting together beads.  But here it is, a strung piece.

Not too long ago I ordered several stands of turquoise form Julianna on her detash  estsy site, Diet Beads. When I got these coin shaped beads I fell in love with them and the design in a bronze focal with coordinating lentils just sort of popped into my head.  I must say I am actually rather pleased with this and it felt OK to just follow up on what was in my mind at the time in a spontaneous way.

BTW, Juls has been cleaning out the studio, which I believe may be much like my situation, encompassing the whole house. She's got a lot of lovely things over in her detash shop. You should go over and have a look. They won't last long because this is a cleaning project and once they are gone.... well they are gone.

14 comments:

Regina said...

Your first attempt at stringing is a WOW! Turquoise and brown go so well together and the beads you have put together are divine!

mairedodd said...

i love this leann! you did a fabulous job and your pieces are just perfect! your pmc work is so wonderful...

Sweet Pea said...

Well for your first time, it's pretty dang amazing!! :D

Julianna Cannon said...

hey~ GIMME THAT! What a perfect use for those turquoise coins. It's gorgeous, Leann!

Marie Cramp said...

LOL!! I love the name Diet Beads! that's great! I think your bracelet turned out amazing!! I absolutely adore it!!

Judy said...

The colors are so perfect together! I am not much of a "stringer" either, but some things just call for it. The bracelet looks very comfortable to wear.

sharon said...

This is just perfect, in my favorite color! It's a classic design, and actually very rythmic....I love it!

stregata said...

Just perfect, LeAnn! Your muse lead you right! Those yummy beads look so good with your gorgeous bronze beads and toggle!!!

GenaroSil伊蘭 said...

All roads lead to Rome. 堅持自己所選! .........................................

Pearl and Pebble said...

It's terrific! I love the colors! These are great beads and you are right they play so nice with your awesome bronze beads. FABULOUS LeAnn!!

TesoriTrovati said...

I love this! The color and the shape. And I love Juls too. Her stuff rocks my world and some of it is being made for me right now! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day! Erin

Silver Parrot said...

It's beautiful! And you know the funny thing is - those stone lentils have a bit of a "ceramic" look and feel to them (at least in the picture) so you're still true to your roots :-)

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Wow that looks great I love the blue colour, I can't really imagine how you'd make something like that but then I've never tried making jewellery.

gbkoru said...

Very pretty! Love the colors and materials.