Wednesday, July 8, 2009

ME AND THE BIRDS AGAIN



Yes, so I have a thing for birds! A while ago, I did a swap with Lynda of Diva Designs! She makes the most incredible polymer clay pendants I've ever seen!! Even the backs have gorgeous subtle designs in them.....just stunning! So this is one that I asked her for, and I finally had an idea of something to make that I was happy with. I used a large green raku bead , those gorgeous Gaea beads that I stained with ink(like Gaea told me!) to highlight the crazing, some wood beads, lovely little green cube ceramic beads from LeAnn of Summer Studio Pottery, irid. green druk beads, tiny rectangle peridot beads , and some handmade sterling components......ohhhh, and a couple of the neatest pcs of amber beads(vintage) that I think i've ever seen. I mixed sterling and copper and really felt it worked out well. I'm going to try to break away from the green for the next piece I make.......I've made it a goal!!

17 comments:

stregata said...

Lovely necklace, Sharon!! Love the amber beads!! And the bird looks amazingly like the bird on your blog design!!

SharonP said...

Love the greens in your design...very earthy and complements the bird pendant beautifully.

Narrative jewelry said...

So beautiful, love too the earthy colors and the stunning pendant.

xoxo

Véronique

lilibulle said...

lovely my sharito!! the bird pendant is so cute!! and the neck lace , what a nice piece!!
have you seen , you have a new french fan!!! véronique:: her artwork is amazing!! you have to learn french my dear!!! un oiseaa, repeat after me un (ain) oiseau(ho-a-zo) means a bird!!

SummersStudio said...

I like the mix of copper and sterling. I love the bird pendant! Its a really great design Sharon. So what colour is next?

Judy said...

Sharon, that piece is just beautiful! I love the bird pendant,it is perfect! Have a great day!

Kristin said...

Love this Sharon! So pretty!

sharon said...

Thank you all, Renate, Sharon, Veronique, Lilibulle, LeAnn, Judy, and Kristen!
Le Ann, you will probably have to wait at least a few days for the surprise color!!! If I can pull it off!
Lilibulle, I guess I'll have to buy one of those tapes you listen to, I just tried to say bird three times, it really doesn't sound good coming out of my mouth,lol! I surely can hear you say it though!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Oh, my! Sharon, I am honored and just thrilled. It turned out amazing!!!!!!!! I got a little teary-eyed seeing my baby bird in your beautiful design. Fabulous, just fabulous!

Lynda

sharon said...

I'm glad you like it Lynda!

Cindy said...

Sharon
I love, love, love this piece! So many great elements to it...and the focal is incredible. I love birds too! :-)

Doreen said...

Just beautiful! The bird really does look like the one on your blog header!

lilylovekin said...

Sharon, I love this necklace. I to love anything with birds and the pendent you picked out is great. Also the whole package is wonderful. You do beautiful work.

SueBeads said...

Great piece! Very pretty!

Michelle said...

Just found your blog through a comment you left on my blog, Lost Coast Post. Thanks for stopping by! Fabulous jewelry, my dear! The bird piece sets my heart aflutter! Michelle

The Joy of Nesting said...

Gosh Missy,

I don't know what's wrong with working in your "green period" for awhile!! :) Actually it's not just or only green. You do such an amazing job of blending the colors together so that they are a wonderful representation of Mom Nature's work!! I think the bird pendent is just the perfect focal that ties it all together.

Pattie ;)

Dale said...

fabulous job here! I love the green tones... it just happens to be my favourite colour :). I really like the way you strung all the beads along the back part of the necklace, and put the clasp on the side. Such pretty clasps deserve to be seen!

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