Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sparkling Colors!!!

I took a bit of time this week and got to a project that I have been thinking of for quite a while. I used my stash of fabric/paper beads to create several three strand necklaces for my new Spring/Summer collection for Liberty Town Galleries. The big Patrons show is coming up next month and I want to have all new stock on hand for the crowds and the summer season.


I coat my beads with 3 layers of laquer so they are very strong and have a deep sparkling glossy finish. (click on the photos for close ups). For the spacer beads, I used some of my special glass beads from Africa. I am very fortunate to have a special source for these wonderful handmade recycled glass donut beads. my brother brings some for me whenever he is on home leave.!! He knows how to keep big sis happy!


If you follow my blog you know that I love an ocean color palette, so of course I had a ready supply of beads in these colors.

No everyone is as crazy about this color way as I am so I gathered another group of beads and created a second necklace. All that is left to do on this piece is attach a clasp.




This necklace is made using bright primary colored beads with opaque glass bead spacers.
We shall see if the patrons of the gallery like these necklaces as much as I do. I love to make the beads so here's hopeing that they do!!!

9 comments:

Patti G. said...

Beautiful necklaces and the fabric/paper beads are spectacular E!!!!!!!! LOVE them!!!!!
Hugs,Patti

Createology said...

I think your necklaces are wonderful. The gallery should be very happy as these should attract lots of interested clients. Happy creating...

Jacky said...

These are gorgeous and I love both colour ways! Love those African donut beads...lucky lady having your very own special courier!
I think your new stock will be well received Elizabeth.

Jacky xox

Beena said...

Such fun colors! Pretty beads, Elizabeth!

Ro Bruhn said...

I'm the lucky owner of some of your beads and they are fabulous Elizabeth, they look like glass. The recycled ones are wonderful too. You will do really well with these beautiful pieces.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

You are amazing- everything you make is such a work of art! Love the beaded necklaces.

La Dolce Vita said...

just wonderful work... they are awesome!

Dotti said...

Beautiful work...they ought to sell fast! Wish we had a 'Liberty Town' here in Northern Nevada!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

multi talented, too.
Your color harmonies on these fantastic necklaces are beautiful. You know color.

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