||[Aug. 23rd, 2009|07:42 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Here are two of the necklaces I made a week ago Friday, based on a simple design I came up with back during Open Studios, when I was sitting around alternating talking with folks who came to visit and making stuff.
All are strung on SoftFlex .019 wire and have sterling silver findings. (Findings are the hardware bits that let you finish, put on, & take off a necklace. So there were "crimps" which are little metal tubes that you squish & fold over to keep things in place, plus a ring, and a lobster claw-style clasp.)
Ok, first, onyx with blue glass beads (I believe all the onyx beads are 8mm and the blue glass ones are 10mm):
Close-up. It's not easy to see, but the blue glass is translucent and has golden stripes.
Next, onyx with silver beads. I mixed 8mm & 10mm onyx because I ran out of the 8mm. But the silver is SO contrasting, it didn't necessarily ALSO need the size difference to make them pop.
Close-up. Note the difference between these, which are all 10mm, and the close-up of the blue glass beads, where I alternated 8mm onyx with the 10mm glass.
I wish the pictures were better, but it's tough for me to capture jewelry. The contrast between the onyx & the six central beads on both pieces is much stronger in real life.
It's a stupid-simple design, but I like it. I wonder if I took any pictures of the original, onyx with red glass beads. Hmm. Don't think I have. Probably should. Der.
More pics soon.