Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crimson Blossom necklace

fimo rose necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

One of the best thing about beading is discovering new techniques and develop new designs and this piece shows a little experiment I did with polymer clay roses incorporated in a beaded necklace. I have never done anything in polymer clay before but thought it would be interesting to create something to be used with beads and I came up with these roses,- looking quite life-like I think!! :D
It was a bit of a headache to figure out how to actually attach them and make the piece look cohesive, but I think I managed to get quite a nice result for my first try! I'm already plotting making something new, perhaps a bridal piece with cream colored roses, who knows? As always, anything could happen, it's all about exploring and never being afraid of experimenting...often times it's utter rubbish,- but every once in a while, you may just come up with something extraordinary! Happy beading! :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Suprastellar Red Carpet necklace- EBW Winner!!

Suprastellar Red Carpet necklace 1
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

I was absolutely stoked to find out that this necklace won the EBW challenge of April, Red Carpet, theme. With all the amazing entries it sure was an honor to win and I appreciate all the votes and kind feed back!! Personally I love this piece, the process of making it was a lot of fun, very creative and it was redone so many times I can't even remember what the original design looked like. But that's exactly what I love about these challenges,- it makes you think, push your boundaries, experiment and explore. I never used bugle beads before but I loved how this piece came out....One of a kind though, can't image I'd make more than one of these!!! :D