Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vermillion Bloom Necklace


Vermillion Bloom Necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

This is another example of the flowers from the lovely pattern by Kim Anderson. I never seem to tire of the flower theme, or the use of Rivoli, apparently and though I think at times I ought to be a bit more diverse in my designs, I always come back to the realm of flora....
As I was feebly attempting to sort out my bead boxes last night I decided to arrange them according to color...interesting, I usually sort them according to size...turns out I had no less than a staggering 35 (!!!!) boxes of green and an equal amount of pink, red and rose....hmmm....
It's like I'm color blind when I go shopping, I don't see anything else, I just shop for the same palette over and over! LOL!! Oh well...maybe one day I'll do something crazy in...blue?! :D

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Monets Garden Necklace


Monets Garden Necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design


I finally finished this new necklace using the wonderful pattern by the talented Kim Anderson. I couldn't believe how easy they were to make and I simply couldn't stop making more and more once I got started! Eventually I had to gather them all and put them on a necklace like a lovely bouquet of late summer bloom....mmm...I'm thinking there are more of those to come! :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mystical Orchid Necklace


Mystical Orchid Necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

Here it is finally, my entry for this month's EBW challenge! :) I initially was trying to make a life life Orchid but it rapidly turned into yet another fantasy piece with numereous of unplanned additions and fiddling...still, I'm finding it challenging in a good way to work with free-form herringbone (the leaves of the flower) and trying to sculpture them in a way that would make sense in a more cohesive artistic way. In any event, I'm glad to have finished it on time and looking forward to going ahead with new planned endeavors already in the brew..;)

Alexis Moonlight Necklace


Alexis Moonlight Necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design


Here's the latest addition to my Moonlight series, which I'm incredibly fond of due to the complicated yet balanced design (if I do say so myself...lol, it's not often my designs actually work!!),- I'll probably keep making them since they sell so well, but I've been busy with other things, challenge pieces (pictures coming soon!), custom orders and of course,- my ailing hand/arm.

I've found it completely depressing and deflating to be dictated by a physical temporary handicap, but the shooting pain I get from simply holding my bead work has seriously slowed me down and made me ponder... I love my work, I never work less than 10-15 hours a day and the thought that I can't continue at that crazy pace is really scary to me. However, having said that...I'm learning to pace my self and have the greatest respect for more experienced beaders warnings...if they tell me to slow down or else, I better listen up! ;)