i love the color, the leaves, and the gorgeous peeled paint art beads. i have no idea how she makes these. she's brilliant! go visit her store here and get some of your own!
so i'm really inspired by nature. nature is pretty much my theme. and this collection made me think of a magical forest, so i went diving in my art beads and found the perfect focal--a fairy kissed tree!
i drilled the bottom hole and added little dangly bits of nature and those beads. love those beads.
then i focused on wire wrapping various beads in my color scheme of grey, blue, cranberry, brown, and silver. i wanted the wire to be brass, and the elements silver to reflect my silver and gold focal.
i pulled in a brown diane hawkey 'harmony' bead. i thought that would be perfect for my fairy wood. and of course i had to have a bird for my forest, so i grabbed my trusty green girl studio beads and dug in them to find this soaring birdie. yay!
i love the look of steel wire, so i wrapped a couple spots of the brass with it. love that black, steely look.
at the back i did some simple stringing.
i've got mother-of-pearl, wood, labradorite, jasper, and tiger's eye back here, all on brass beadalon. i kept the clasp simple since so much is going on in this necklace.
now, go see what the rest of the team did. and don't forget to visit jeannie's store and get your hands on some of these fabulous beads!
Beth Emery http://www.storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com -you are here
Birgitta Lejonklou http://www.lejonklou.blogspot.com
Cindy Cima Edwards http://www.cindycima.com
Courtney Breul http://www.beadsbybreul.blogspot.com
Erin Prais-Hintz http://www.treasures-found.blogspot.com
Kristen Stevens http://www.kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Molly Alexander http://www.beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com
Shannon Chomanczuk http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com