A while ago, Lesley Watt, the Gossiping Goddess herself, challenged some of us to take rogue beads from Kaz of Cheeky Cherub Designs - lampwork orphans and lonelies - and create something with them. Today is the reveal!
I wasn't sensible enough to take a shot of the bead by itself. So you'll just have to see what I turned it into! It is such a striking focal, I decided to make a long, chain pendant with it. I played around with a few things, and then I found this indigo washed brass wing I've had for forever from Miss FickleMedia - I think it may even be one of a pair, I should see if I can look the other one out....and somehow, they just worked together. Quirky and striking. I also had a few briolettes already wrapped, and picked out a dyed chalcedony (the larger of the two), and then dug around for some carnelian to wrap to go alongside it. A long length of chain, broken up by a Bo Hulley bead and a tiny orange lampwork nugget from Radiant Mind (I think they have changed their name a few times, and unfortunately I can't find them online anymore!.
I've tried to include quite a few shots really showcasing this amazing bead. You can see the layers of petals inside here. It really is a beautiful piece of work! What a privilege it was to work with.
One of the reasons I wanted to keep it as a pendant like this was so that when being worn, all the detail can be seen - you can look down through those orange petals and turn the bead around. None of the beautiful detail need be lost.
And the blue petals here, layered on the outside.
Check out the others who are playing along!
Thanks to Lesley and Kaz.
Lesley Watt - http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.co.uk/
Cory Tompkins - http://tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Rebecca Anderson - http://songbeads.blogspot.co.uk/
Marie Cramp - http://skyejewels.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire Braunbarth - http://smittenbeads.blogspot.co.uk/
Heidi Post - http://expostfactojewelry.blogspot.co.uk/
Tiffany Smith - http://southerngalsdesign.blogspot.co.uk/
Sharyl Macmillan-Nelson - http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.co.uk/
Ailsa Cordner - http://www.bramalfiebeadsetc.co.uk/
Linda Landig - http://lindalandig.wordpress.com/
Caroline Dewison - http://blueberribeads.co.uk/
Kari Asbury - http://hippiechickdesign.blogspot.co.uk/
Niky Sayers - http://silverniknats.blogspot.com
Purple Cobwebs - http://www.purplecobwebs.co.uk/
Cilla Watkins - http://www.tellyourgirlfriends.com/
Therese Frank - www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Kathy Lindemer - http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.co.uk/
Alicia - http://www.allprettythings.ca/
Sandy Huntress - http://keepsakecrafts.net/blog/
Lori Bowring Michaud - http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.co.uk/
Katherine Gale - http://terrabeadworks.blogspot.co.uk/