Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blackie

Me again! ;)
Finally, I've finished my Blackie!

It is a commission piece. I was gven a task to make something black with bronze, small and elegant, wearable after work to a bar to take a glass of whine with friends. Don't you just love these customers who give you completely free hands and just allow your creativity to flow?

Blackie is a composition of coralls and russian leaves wrapped around a large Czech crystal pendant. It asked for a sturdy rope, which I wanted to form a spiral to match swirls around the focal. Now, listen to me carefully: I HATE SPIRAL BRICKSTITCH ROPE and will never make another one again unless I absolutely have to. Because it takes AGES. And it is incredibly sensitive to the tension of your thread. Making the focal was a great fun, but making that particular sort of rope was a definitely wrong call. However, it looks great together (IMHO, where "H" stands for humble) ;).


This is it for today!

24 comments:

Krafty Max Originals said...

I just saw 'blackie' and I am truly in love...I put it on my Fan Page....please check it out....beautiful!!! ~KM

http://www.facebook.com/kraftymaxoriginals

Monica said...

Incredibilmente fantastica!!!
bellissima!!! Anche i colori mi piacciono da impazzire, Bravissima!!!

AuntieAnnie said...

The necklace is absolutely stunning. The colors are wonderful, and the rope is perfect.

Zoya Gutina said...

Lovely, lovely!

Triz Designs said...

wow!!! that is one gorgeous piece of beadwork!!! I absolutely love it!!!!

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Fantastic. Your work this year has really blown me away. Elegant, subtle... this is just awesome!!!

KRDesigns11 said...

This is truly beautiful. I like to think I learn life lessons in every item I make. Yours relates to the chain, which is perfect with the design of the focal. Thanks for creating and sharing.

Kat_G said...

Divino, Foxan, es una maravilla de collar!!

LUCY said...

Madre mía que trabajo más bonito y elegante, super fino.....uffff que maravilla....felicidades

beadsandblooms said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! This is an incredible piece! What a lucky customer.

Emerald Window said...

This is absolutely FABULOUS! You are such an artist.
Cenya

Enchanted Beads said...

Gorgeous! I love these colors! The design is "magnifique"!

Foxan said...

Millions of THANKS for all of your kind comments on my work!

Mein Perlentraum said...

Wonderful,
The necklace is very beautiful

Pastiche said...

Just Gorgeous, love everything about it. One of those projects where everything blends to make the perfect piece. Soooo well done

Heather Beading said...

I just love it, reminds me of a frilled neck lizard's appearance only darker. Everything about it is just stunning!!! Lucky owner.

sky said...

awsome!I am completly in love with this piece!Bravo!

stancz alíz said...

fantastic work

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning. It needs this strap. The strap makes perfect.

sara meta said...

i loved ur work but sinnce i am a begginer i just can't catch it how it is done...do u share patterns or how can i get one? greetings

Fran Selinger said...

I know you hate this rope, but I would really like to know more about it. I think I know how to do the stitch, but I don't know what size/kind of beads to use. Could you please advise? Thank you!

Fran

www.franselinger.com

Shirley Moore said...

Just found this post through Pinterest. I totally get what you are saying about spiral brick stitch! I managed about an inch before I hung it up. If you do want this look again, you may want to check out Aleta Ford Baker's In DeSpiral technique. It also takes forever, but not as much as the brick. I really, really love the design of this piece, and I'm sure the recipient does as well!

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Irrepetible said...

Elegante, 3D & Sturdy. Exactly how I like my jewelry. And the rope is perfect. Congrats!!!!