Saturday, June 26, 2010

My Reveal!

Here it is! My turn at creating a piece of jewelry with someone else's goodies. I had so much fun with this. My partner is Nan Emmet of Spirit Rattles. She makes wonderful ceramic pieces - check out her etsy shop!



I love dragon flies. I stenciled dragonflies in one of my bathrooms years ago when we first moved here, and they are still dancing all over my walls.

So far, I have created jewelry with my lampwork that has been pretty simple with wire-wrapping. I really wanted this neckalce to be bold, because I plan on wearing the heck out of it and one of my mottos is big boobs need big beads. :) I am very happy with it, but I have even more ideas, so as my metal-working skills increase I plan on tweakng and adding to it.









40 comments:

Spirited Earth said...

wow melissa you out did yourself i love it..i want one.
your use of the beads i sent was wonderful..love all the metal work.i am laughing about your big necklace comment..i agree.
hope you will put these photos on the flickr group.

Prairie Emporium said...

Melissa, I love it!! copper and ceramic two of my most favorite things to work with. You did a great job with Nan's beads and your copper.

one-eared pig said...

Nan, thank you! And thank you for reminding me about the flickr group. I'm off to the grocery store (ugh), but I will get to flickr today!

one-eared pig said...

Thank you, Prairie!

Copper Diem said...

big boobs need big beads -- love it! :)

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love all those wonderful ceramic beads! and the copper too!

Carol B said...

Very cool! I love what you did with the copper.

Emerald Window said...

I LOVE Nan's beads. You did a great job with them!
Cenya

one-eared pig said...

Thank you all for the compliments!

Charlene said...

I like dragonflies too and love what you did with the piece. I especially like the stamped copper pieces.

Pearl and Pebble said...

AWESOME! This necklace is very cool. I love Nan's beads and you have really made an amazing design here. The copper and blue-crazy good:)

Elisabeth said...

"Big boobs need big beads" I love it! Something I'll have to remember for future designs! I love your necklace - great colors!

Joanna Kopijczuk said...

Beautiful and fresh! Well done!

Kella said...

What a cool piece, I like your mix of metals and I love your ball ended wire drop swirls, too cool for sure.

chocoholic said...

I love the pale blue ceramic with the copper pendants. Nice job. You will have to post again when you add all your metal elements- Love to see it then!

Janet said...

Now this is a masterpeice! What a simply wonderful necklace you created! I too would wear this everyday. You are going to get a gazillion great comments!
Cheers~Janet

Laurel said...

I am SO with you on the "big boobs need big beads"!!!!! Great job!

Night Beader said...

Great job and I love the "big boobs need big beads" quote. I tell people I have a large display area!

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp

Nicki said...

Wow all the different techniques you put in here. Big boobs need big beads. I am laughing my... off. Lovely piece.

one-eared pig said...

Thank you for your comments & compliments! I am having the best time today!

Christine said...

That is fantastic! I love how bold it is, and the copper is really beautiful with the blue ceramic.

Rebecca said...

Good work! Love the colours and components. Beautiful!

SharonP said...

I love the cool summer colors and your dragonfly theme running throughout, beautiful work!

TesoriTrovati said...

"big boobs need big beads"
HELLLLLOOO!
That is hilarious. You have me. I am a new follower.
I love what you have done. If you like dragonflies I am giving away a necklace with a dragonfly that was published in the June 2009 Bead Trends in my Mad Tea Party giveaway this week. Come by and post a comment to be entered!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

ViviBijoux said...

Great creative soup.well done on dressing up all your ingredients ;) smiles, Virginie

steufel said...

What a cool design and necklace!

Marieke said...

Oh it's lovely.
The ceramics are beautiful and you really made them sing incombining them with the copper!

Glaszwerg said...

Wunderful! The metal work is very nice! You did a great job! Have a nice da! See ya Doris

Cathryn said...

I'm posting today because I taught all day yesterday--but I have to say--this is eye-catching candy! I love how you mixed the ceramic with your metal beads and designed something unique and special. I agree--wear the heck out of it! :D

Pretty Things said...

That is GORGEOUS!!!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

I agree with your comment! I just lack the big boobs part of that. The necklace is fab and that dragonfly she sent is so pretty!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love your comment "big boobs need big beads". Priceless! Love what you did with everything, especially the copper. Wonderful piece and I am sure you are going to have a blast wearing it.

Courtney said...

I love this and your post!

ccrider2006 said...

Loved the big boob comment - so true. I loved your mixing the copper with the ceramic and loved your dangles.

Marie Cramp said...

Big boobs big beads?? LMAO!!! I love it!! My husband is wondering why I am laughing so hard!! Great job with the necklace!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Oh SWEET!!!! I absolutely am in love with this!

Jen V. said...

I'm a part of the big-boob-bead club!! haaaaaaaaa And I just love that it's going to be a work in progress as you decided to change it and learn new things. Very cool!!

Joy said...

So many wonderful things about this necklace, Melissa! The colors, the texture, the movement....soooo nice!

Patti said...

Creative... and cool!

Evie's Tool Emporium said...

Love how the colors compliment one another!