Monday, June 22, 2009

Here Comes the Bride!




Not me, for heaven sake, it's my entry in the Etsy Beadweaver's July Challenge. The theme was picked by the May challenge winner, Miriam of Cielo Designs. While I don't plan to ever be a bride again, it was fun coming up with something for this challenge. I tried to do something sort of traditional bridal, but at the same time, that could be worn for any dressy occasion or even to soften the look of a business suit. I just recently learned how to stitch a flat spiral and I've enjoyed experimenting with the stitch. In my necklace I started with the original flat spiral using AB firepolish crystals and three shades of white seed beads. As I worked toward the center, I made graduated loops of beads on one side. The flexibility of this stitch gave me the idea of the rings in the center to represent the unity of marriage. This may have been the first piece I've ever made in all white. It was a bit of a challenge just to come up with the variation of white seed beads that I wanted, but I'm pleased with how the different finishes complement each other.

5 comments:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love how you have the two rings interlocking!

Dawn N said...

Beautiful piece. Good luck in the voting.

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

I love the linked aspect and the softness of the piece. Best of luck!

Marlaine said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Good luck with the challenge!

Lisa said...

That's wonderful! Great concept and beautifully executed!!