Tuesday, 17 March 2009

The Deep Blue

My newest creation - my first beaded collar.

This piece started off life as a pendant ... and silly me changed my mind and decided to make a collar instead. Hit me across the head now!!! LOL ... anyway, I set about designing the collar around the original pendant and this is the end result.

Representing the ocean and the reef ... The turquoise Lampwork beadies are by Jan CahillI, I also used lots and lots of seedies, Swarovski Pearls and Crystals. The fringing I have kept to a minimum (I'm not the biggest fringe person) 1. because I wanted to cover the join of where the original pendant and collar pieces meet and 2. the piece is fairly elaborate and I didn't want an over the top fringe to go with it.

Took over 30 hours to make over the last 3 months ... yes it took me a while .. with starting work and just generally being busy I could only get into it a couple of hours a week. Anyway I hope you like it.

The Deep Blue




6 comments:

GraceBeading said...

It's beautiful!

Belinda Saville said...

What a fantastic first collar, Maryanne! I love everything about it :) I hope this will be the first of many collars for you! ;)

gaffergirls.com said...

just stunning..
how are you?
we got some sun yesterday..
I WANT MORE.. :):)
mona & the girls

Christa said...

Very Nice.
Christa

goodquillhunting said...

Gorgeous embroidered piece!!!

Bianca Velder said...

Love it Maryanne, the colours are just beautiful. Like the sea and the dunes and the rocks and coastal plants. Beautifully done.