Thursday, May 7, 2009

WATER LILIES



In my attempt to try to work through some of my color issues, I created this for the ABS challenge. I know, I know...it looks to me a lot like a Lorelei design! But hey, who can help it, she's super sweet, super influential, and a super great designer!! Well, I still don't know if I like it all that much, I really have a hard time working with vibrant colors, it's out of my comfort zone! So this was also my own personal challenge. I fell in love with these vintage glass beads when I found them at a flea market, and pictures cannot do the focal lampwork pendant justice, the colors inside are incredible!! It's a handblown piece by Tari Zarka of PA. I hand forged the clasp myself, gotta get that wire in there, that made me feel a little better! If any of you can share an opinion or suggestion, I'd really appreciate it.

12 comments:

Doreen said...

I like it Sharon! It's funny that you say it's vibrant. I think it's subdued. I think your tastes must run like mine...if it looks like it comes from dirt, I like it...give me brown any day! The clasp is great too. Very creative! Also, it doesn't look too Lorelei...let's just say "inspired" by Lorelei :-)

Kristin said...

I love it Sharon, although I agree with Doreen, the colors are a bit on the subdued side. But very pretty and very pretty color combos. Hmmm . . . I think I shall have to throw some wild colors in the package of goodies I am sending you. Let's see if I can heave you off the edge of your comfort zone. :-)

SharonP said...

I love the colors and the stones you have chosen. I think it looks like a Sharon Original with your cool wire clasp. Beautiful work!

sharon said...

Thanks Doreen and Kristen, it's amazing to me how we all perceive color so differently! The blue beads are the ones I would call vibrant, but I agree with Doreen, I like all colors to have a little bit of brown in them!

sharon said...

Thanks so much SharonP, that means a lot to me!

Prairie Emporium said...

Sharon, It is very pretty, and like Doreen I don't think it looks like Lorelei or vibrant. The use of the blue is what doesn't look like you to me. But it is a beautiful necklace and it looks to me like one that would sell very well. If that means anything?
Debbie

sharon said...

Exactly Debbie, I agree!! Thanks for sharing, I appreciate it! I looked at your new necklace last night , started to comment and decided I really wanted to go to your flickr pics...and somehow got distracted...anyway, I loved the design and I would really like to see those stones close up!!

Tammy and Rob said...

Sharon, you have created a beautiful necklace! I agree with the rest of the gals, you were inspired by Lorelei but it is still you, I love it, it reminds me of the blue skies I see in the Colorado mountains!
I didn't forget about you either, I had put something together for you, but then found out one of my good glass bead buddies is going to be in Taos too, so I am going to get a little something special to add to your bracelet!

stregata said...

It is a lovely necklace, Sharon. And I also find it more subdued than vibrant. You are probably more in your comfort zone with earth tones; like amber, carnelian etc. And I know you like greens. But you are right to try and expand your horizons (does that make sense? I am not sure how to phrase my meaning in English), because that is how we grow. Keep going!

sharon said...

Thanks Tammy and Renate for the encouragement!! I am trying Renate, you are right, that is how we grow!

Lorelei said...

I thought my ears were ringing!!
lol
I for one, thinks this looks very Sharon and Not Lorelei. I agree though...blue beads are a tough color to pair with other colors. Do you work with a color wheel at all? Sometimes I drag mine out when I'm having trouble with color combinations. It might help!?

sharon said...

No, I don't Lorelei, and I've only meant to pick one up at least one hundred times, why I can't bring myself to do that I don't know, must be that suffering artist thing or something!

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