Friday, July 16, 2010

White Anemone necklace


White Anemone necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design


After having gone on and one about my new flower design, which I'm really excited about, I finally have a finished product to show for it! I wanted to make something different, play with the textures and depth of the petals and came up with a technique that uses peyote as a base and some random improvisation to hold them all together. I also love the color on this, I'm especially partial to the cream and olive lately which shows in much of my current work. Also, I found those delicious yellow glass drops and knew I wanted to incorperate them somehow,- I think they are perfect in this piece! :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Secret Garden necklace


My Secret Garden necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design


I've been going through tough spot lately in terms of creativity and inspiration...I get extremely anxious and worried when that happens for too long, I always worry that I'll never get my vision back or that I'll never be able to make something truly original again. I'm quite sure this is a worry I share with most of my fellow beaders and artists in general. So it's always an uplifting experience when that spark comes back, especially after a long absence, and that's exactly what happened with this necklace.

I haven't been entering the monthly EBW challenges for a while...I love how they inspire and push you to your creative limits...but the I just haven't had the time or the ideas...this month, however, the theme was "My Secret Garden"...well, if anything should inspire someone like me, it ought to be something like that!!!!

So I sat down the day before the dead-line and made this necklace, worked for a solid 9 hours straight, no breaks and I was actually delighted with the result!! Mind you, I didn't make all the componants in one night,- it comprises lots of different flowers that I've created over time and not known how to incorporate in previous projects, but still, stitching everything together to a harmonious entity is no small task either! :)
I have to say that the creative process did put a smile back on my face..feels good to be back! Hope this means a lot of new creations soon!!! :)

Voting for your favorite entry happens between 9th-15th of July on our Etsy Beadweavers blog:
http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/
This month is loaded with gorgeous designs,- you won't be sorry you came by! ;)