Thursday, September 3, 2009

Clinging to summer color

Even though I have confessed to longing for cooler days and chunky sweaters I must admit that I still want to hold on to the colors of summer. Last night I was playing around with some of my bow tie connectors and even though I told myself over and over not to pair the celery green with turquoise I did it anyway.

I'm glad I didn't listen to myself because I am very please with the look of this piece. :) I also enjoyed using the connectors in a way that I had never really thought of. I attached them to vintage mother-of-pearl buttons and they became these really cool, modern-looking focal pieces. I paired them with dyed howlite and added a vintage chain. All done! :)

10 comments:

peacockfairy said...

Love it!

mairedodd said...

always innovative, always beautiful... you are so very talented - love the piece in every way!

Lisa Peters Russ said...

I think what you did here is fabulous! love the mixture of materials, colors are perfect and the use of the buttons..LOVE IT!

gorgeous!

katie hanson said...

apparently celery green and turquoise was a good move after all! next time, listen to your gut in the beginning! :)

TesoriTrovati said...

Are you kidding?!? That is a GREAT color combo! I love it and your really unexpected use of the components...this looks like just the thing to layer on a black turtleneck in the dead of winter when you need to be reminded that there will be summer again!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Those colors look great together. So calming!

Silver Parrot said...

Sometimes when the Muse speaks - you just have to go with it. Glad you did because the result is lovely!

Unknown said...

I'm glad you didn't listen to you. I like those colors together and the design is just genius.

stregata said...

The colours are fantastic and the combination of materials gorgeous - I love MOP buttons!

Gaea said...

What a fun use of a button! They look so art deco and sleek to me! Pretty!