Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jewel of Zora Necklace


Jewel of Zora Necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design


Alright then! THE LAST ONE!! At least for now. I think I've played with this shape and the variations of it enough for the time being, though part of the reason why I've been going on about it is because I haven't had any other solid ideas for a while...hard to imagine, but yes, real life takes over now and then and my focus needs to be else where...
I do worry a lot about not having new ideas though. I am happiest when I have something brewing, when I feel this excitement of being able to create something that is uniquely mine..equally, I realize that it isn't always possible. I need my muse back!!!

I do love making bridal jewelry though...at one point in time I thought I might make it my main occupation but lovely as all those crystals and pearls may be, I find it hard to stay focused on one thing for long. So, onwards to new adventures!! And may those ideas dawn on me soon or else I'll get creative in the kitchen making cookies and then I'll be sorry for REAL! :D
xx

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Verdure Florescence Necklace


Verdure Florescence Necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

I love making lentil flowers and sticking them on flat necklaces, I've done them in all colors and variations by now but I especially love combining them with gold wire, a jewelry making discipline I'm not fairly practiced in but absolutely adore.

This necklace is a herringbone stitch using two different sizes of beads, 6 and 8's...I tried using three sizes but it curves too much and it's hard to keep round. I also love the peridot cabochons...I bought a few a while back and enjoy using them in different designs, in fact, I love all sorts of cabochons but since bead embroidery isn't something I often indulge in, I find them hard to incorporate in general. I love how this came out though, even if I couldn't quite catch it on camera..

Jewel of Zobel Necklace


Jewel of Zobel Necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

I do like to make all sorts of color variations on each design, just to see how it works out and it was obvious that I'd make one in Turquoise,- I think it's a beautiful color and one I love wearing myself. This design is a bit simpler than the others it terms of the strap itself, but I think it still maintains a festive flair. I think I still have one left to make,- in white....THEN I'll be done! :) Perhaps..:D:D

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More of the same, yet different...



Here's my latest piece in the current series of waves and bugle fans,- I keep thinking it's the last I'll do because I tend to get restless and always look for something new to do, but equally, these are fairly easy and fun to make so, who knows? I might make more! I'm thinking I should at least make one that wasn't bronze/pink/purple...Turquoise perhaps?

I had a dream in the middle of the night about a new design...I could feel it and see it clearly, it was complex, beautiful and used a brand new technique that I hadn't seen before, I felt so excited having invented something that genius...but alas, I woke up and couldn't even remember what it looked like. I think the dream was inspired by a thought I had earlier in the day,- how it would be fun to design a pattern that comprised as many techniques as possible, one morphing into the other in seamless harmony...would it even be pretty? Well, those are the things you never know unless you actually try them out...so stay tuned, who knows what I might come up with!!! :)