Friday, April 6, 2012

Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry

Porcelain and a Ton O Beads Necklace

A little while ago I received notice that a necklace I made will appear in the forthcoming Lark publication, Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry: Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork. I'm pretty excited, the say the least, seeing as how Lark is one of my favorite publishers. Their books are nothing short of edible; a veritable feast for the eyes!

The necklace I created is one of those Everything but the Kitchen Sink kind of deals. I went a little crazy.

Porcelain and a Ton O Beads Necklace

The main focus of the piece was created using some free form porcelain pieces I made a while ago. I saw the Green Girl Studios butterflies at BeadFest last summer and knew exactly how I wanted to use them. They have a bunch of tiny holes along the bottom which were screaming out to have clusters of seed beads attached. So I listened to them. 

Porcelain and a Ton O Beads Necklace

The rest of the necklace is comprised of various glass and natural stone beads. I linked them all together with copper wire. I just love a good linky chain!

Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry: Photographs of Beautiful Contemporary Beadwork comes out in August and is available for pre-order on Amazon. Just take a look at the cover! I can't wait to see what's inside!


14 comments:

Monique U said...

Congrats on having this exciting piece published, Nancy! Will definitely be watching for it.

Lorelei Eurto said...

Congratulations! I am so proud of you!! This piece is a show-stopper for sure. A well-deserved accomplishment!

SummersStudio said...

Congratulations! That necklace is nothing short of exquisite.

DK said...

Ooh, congrats! I love this piece, especially the contrast between the big organic shapes and the detailed little beaded butterflies!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

This necklace is absolutely stunning! Very artistic design. Congrats on getting it published in the book!

Michelle said...

Congrats, Nancy! Love what you did with the butterflies and your linked beads.

mairedodd said...

beautiful work nancy - i truly admire your design genius - balancing all of the color and intricacy with your black freeform porcelain... you deserve this and ever so much more...

sasha + max studio said...

Beautiful workmanship, and your unique eye for style are a wonderful combination- congratulations and well deserved :)

Gardanne said...

I remember this one and how much I loved it, congratulations.

Chelsea Girl Designs said...

I was rendered speechless!!
(and that's a feat!)
Spectacular, Nancy. Congrats!

Patti Van said...

Congratulations! Truly a work of art!

Beaded Jewelry said...

looks very messy yet different.

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Very nice jewelry collection.
Thanks