Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Today!

Well here it is!  This is the necklace I made with my Mostly Metal Challenge kit.  

I tried to make the sari fabric into fabric beads, but the acrylic medium I used made them very dark.  So, I used them anyway, but put the original fabric into the tiny picture frame at the bottom.  I used mostly metal, hence the wire wrapping and chains, and perked it up with the netted pink seed bead bezel for the cab, and the little netted seed bead halo for the bicone, as well as the assorted lampwork beads from my stash.  I stuck to the color scheme from the sari fabric, even though the beads turned dark, because I loved it, pink, green, burgundy, black and brass.  My unique item was the little pagoda chain thing that I snuck into the design twice.  Loved this challenge!  Hope to do more!

23 comments:

Michelle Mach said...

I like that you framed the Sari ribbon--that's a unique use for it. And the netted cab is so sweet. It looks like you had fun! I wish I'd thought of using netting instead of peyote on my own piece. Thanks for joining the challenge!

Jean said...

I love what you did! it's so unique and exciting!

jean

Cyndi L said...

This is so cool!! You used *everything*, didn't you? Love the balanced asymmetry.

Linda Britt said...

It does look like you had fun. And I like the contrast of the dark beads.

salla said...

love the idea of making beads from fabric!

Bead Lola Bead said...

Oh, the beautiful details Shannon! Lovely, lovely piece!

Unknown said...

I love it!

Jenni said...

Lots of lovely detail...would love to see a close up.
Jenni

TesoriTrovati said...

Love the way you displayed this! And so cool that you tried something but made it work when it didn't turn out exactly as you had hoped. Enjoy the day!
Erin

ruth said...

The display caught me off guard, I looked twice, it looks like a treasure map and it surely is full of little treasures. Beautiful and Unique.

Lutka And Co. said...

Nice and eclectic! Love the pagodas!

pinkchapeau said...

Wow, a really fun piece. Love all the charms and the creative use of the fabric.

Andrew Thornton said...

Very striking! I also love your illustration-picture with all the bits of text. It's sort of like a treasure map, your necklace being the treasure!

Really you've done a lovely job with multi-strands and the dangles off the focal. Just lovely!

Alice said...

What a great piece! I love all the different components. I'll bet this would go with any outfit, anytime.

bwheather said...

I just love the look of this one. The framing was a brilliant idea, too. ;-)

Pam Chesbro said...

This is just the coolest illustration! Love all the details in this necklace, particularly how you used Sari Ribbon inside the frame. Had not thought to do that! Thanks for the inspiration.

Steph L. said...

Wow, great job with your kit, such a beautiful necklace!

steufel said...

That is a wonderful necklace

Shaiha said...

Love it! What a unique design.

Robin said...

Love your creativity, the necklace is gorgeous.

Beetique said...

It looks wonderful. Great job~

Elizabeth said...

Love what you did hear!! would love to see some close up pics!! Nice to meet you via the Bead Soup Party!!!

Eileen Bergen said...

I am really drooling over this one. I clicked on the photo to enlarge it so I could see more detail.

Thank you for adding the labels ;-)