Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Musical Theatre

On the Beading Forum they have weekly challenges, incorporating a different theme each week. This week's theme was "Musical Theatre". I love the theatre, and even though I haven't been for years, I still have my old theatre programs. So when this theme came up I rummaged through all the programs to get inspiration for this challenge. I found my inspiration in "My Fair Lady". This first pic is my inspiration photo from the program and following on from that is my interpretation of the piece.

Our local little beadie shop doesn't have much in the way of stampings/filigree, or at least what I had envisaged in my head. So I purchased the biggest bead caps I could and pounded them flat to make these cute little filigree pieces. I then wired some pink freshwater pearls and crystal AB Swarovski Crystals into them to make my interpretation of the theme.
Presenting .... "Eliza"

Note to add: I just looked on the forum at the poll results and I WON!!! WOW I completely gobsmacked. It's not very often I win something, the talent on the forum is just so much greater than mine ... but I won. LOL, if you can't tell ... I'm happy. :-)

Friday, 18 April 2008

Include a Pearl - pendant swap

Recently on the Beading Forum, I participated in a Metalwork/Wirework pendant swap, with the theme "Include a Pearl". Everyone's pieces were beautiful, I'm amazed at the talent of people. Anyway a lovely young lady (beadybaby) did a beautiful pendant for me ... for a beginner in wirework she certainly did herself proud. Thankyou so much Beadybaby. :-)

This is the pendant I made for my recipient. I took the Pearl theme and created something that represented the swirling waters that surround the Pearls while they are being made. I'm so glad that my recipient loved it ... in fact I loved it that much I nearly didn't send it off ... so with that I'm going to make myself one in different colours.