Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Challenge - Puttin' on the Glitz!

This month's challenge theme over at the Art Bead Scene was Puttin' on the Glitz. I must admit, this was a true challenge for me seeing as how I am not all that glitzy. At least I don't think I am. And I'm not all that convinced that I achieved full on glitz status with this necklace, but I gave it the old college try.

When I thought of glitzy the Art Deco period came to mind. I just love the streamlined look of that era - mixing chrome and diamonds with silver and nice linear design. Well, that is what came to mind, but that isn't really what happened. I started with a lovely Deco inspired porcelain peacock focal bead (I made the mold for this piece from the gaudiest 1980s earring) and chose some vintage aurora borealis crystal beads to compliment it. It was the use of copper wire, rounded links and a vintage copper tassel that kind of killed the Deco look and sent it back a few decades, but that's alright with me. I am pretty happy with the end result. :)



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10 comments:

Sarah Copeland said...

ooo lovely piece, definitely glitzy...glad to see you kept with it!!!! So many good pieces I have seen thrown away half way through because "they don't look like the inspiration"...it's your own style of glitz..lol :) Colors are gorgeous...

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks so much, Sarah! I gave up trying to stick to my inspiration a long time ago - I rarely seem to keep on track. :)

High Desert Diva said...

It's a very cool design!

Fab Fibers said...

That's a beautiful piece for sure!

Gaea said...

No! This is really glitzy in the most elegant lovely way! Very cool use of wire and sparkle! I too have a block against "glitz"...

Lorelei said...

I would say your ol' college try was a totally awesome end result! Nice job N, I love the peacock!

noricum said...

Neat design!

jeweledrabbit said...

That is beautiful. Very unusual.

Jennifer Cameron said...

What a cool design! I love how the wire looks like peacock feathers. My favorite part is that you made the peacock mold from an 80's earring. It's really neat you were able to take the cast off and make something beautiful with it.

peacockfairy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it! Do you have any of your peacock pieces for sale?