Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Beauty of The Spring

Spring has finally arrived even to Scandinavia!
The snow is gone, but it will take a while before everything will get green. First flowers start to pop up here and there.

So, what have we got here? A combination of spring, longing after flowers and a generous offer of the blogging program of Artbeads.com. I have chosen to work with several types of glass beads this time: a HUGE Swarovski cabochon, my favorite Toho seed beads, Czech firepolished (4 beads, to be exact) and some tiny-winy 2 & 3 mm Swarovski bicones.


The rope is made in 3D RAW. It certainly looks best with even beads, and Toho has a great shape for this sort of work. I've picked some transparent seed beads to mimic the gentleness of first flowers of spring: bluebells and liverwort. Sparkly Swarovsky bicones draw a bit extra attention to those.


The focal Fancy Oval is just the quintescence of SPRING, as I see it. It is sparkly, but does not overwhelm the composition (IMHO). I've captured it with RAW.


The necklace will appear in my Etsy store soon.
Sorry guys, I gotta brag a bit about my own little spring oasis!


DISCLAIMER: the beads used to make the necklace were kindly provided by Artbeads.com free of charge, within the Artbeads Blogging Program.

14 comments:

eliana said...

fantastic!!! i love yours flowers!! a piece of spring...

Ruthie said...

That's an absolutely beautiful piece! And congrats on your weight loss that you mentioned :)

I'm curious - how does one become involved in the artbeads blogging program? I looked on their website but didn't find a link...

Foxan said...

Thank you so much!

Ruthie, they have contacted me themselves. Why don't you write to them?

IrynaHamilton said...

So lovely!! Fresh and springy!!

meh-crame said...

Right Angle Weave looks great as the cord for this necklace! The colors are gorgeous! How did you make the leaves?

Dawn N said...

Your flowers are beautiful- both beaded and real :)

Alexandra said...

Wonderful spring necklace! Great work!!

Foxan said...

Thank you so much!

The leaves are made with peyote, starting from the middle "vein".

Tam Hess said...

Really beautiful work! Gorgeous necklace. I am in love! xoxo

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

So, so pretty, and just the right beads! A breath of springtime.

thecrimsonmoon said...

This is so beautiful! I love the way the necklace curves around to meet the focal. Fantastic!

Liz x

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Gosh what a beautiful necklace! It is the epitome of Spring!

Enchanted Beads said...

So beautiful and refreshing spring design!

Pastiche said...

So delicate...love it