Sunday, 17 January 2010

New Work

Murano Lace Necklace

I've just finished making this necklace as part of a commission and was so pleased with the end result I wanted to show it to everyone (hellooooo....anyone out there??) - anyway, for the benefit of my one reader (Fran!) (oh, ok, maybe my Mum reads it...) (and OK, I know Bobbie reads it too....) - but here is my new Murano Lace necklace - unfortunately my photography here is just rubbish, in fact I think I spent more time doing photos than making the darn thing  (I'm still getting to grips with this new camera).

The piece actually took me about four and a half hours to make - why??? - well, I never do drawings of things I want to make, I know how its supposed to end up by the picture in my head and I work from that, but inevitably on a piece that's complicated like this one, I end up thinking no, no, that won't do and going back and forth making adjustments, taking out, putting in, banging head against wall, crying, sobbing and throwing rattle out of, seriously though, its almost the way I imagined it would be, only it makes sense out of my head rather than in it, if you see what I mean...
Murano Lace Necklace (Commission) made from handmade silver lined Murano/Venetian glass beads, tons of Swarovski Crystal, Swarovski Crystal Pearls, crystal aurora borealis seed beads, sterling silver, strung on Beadalon Pro, and reduced me to a gibbering wreck (very important part to note, that last bit).

1 comment:

  1. I always visit your sight to see what you are doing. Perhaps if you had photographed the necklace on a black background, it would have popped more. Stunning as I'm sure it is, I a have to agree, I don't think the photos do it justice.


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