Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Snow Queen

My latest piece I made over the weekend ... Snow Queen. Made as part of a YOJ challenge on the Beading Forum - "White Witch". My inspiration for this piece has come from the White Witch from Narnia ... so I wanted my piece to look icy and cold ... just like her I guess :).

Made with Crystal and Aquamarine chips, lots of clear and white seedies, that huge crystal quartz in the middle, some rock crystal nuggets and just a smattering of Swarovski crystals. I love this piece as it is so tactile, and it just looks like ice crystals forming. I am undecided though whether I should put some sort of fringing on it ..... so I'd love your input to help me decide.

Oh and you can thank my lovely daughter for the name ... she didn't like White Witch as a name and wants it called Snow Queen ... hence she wins. :)

Thanks for looking

Snow Queen












14 comments:

Foxan said...

Hi Maryanne!
I'd definitely fringe this one.
Lovely design, it feels really frosty. Good luck!
/Olga

Trinity Designer Jewellery said...

I agree with Olga, add some fringe. It is a gorgeous piece, sweetie, love it. Gorgeous.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love it :)

Dawn N said...

Yes- fringe. It's beautiful.

Charlene said...

Oh yeah, fringe, most definitely. It's gorgeous already, but fringe would be even better!

Catherine said...

Wow, it's stunning! I agree with your daugher, Snow Queen is a lovely name!!

Maryanne said...

Well it looks the general consensus is to fringe ... well then, I'll have to buy some more quartz chips coz I used all of mine in this piece LOL

Thanks ladies :)

Jewelry by Jane 29 said...

your work is outstanding- I agree it needs fringe.

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Oh goodness. I really like the shapes you have there and I would not fringe it. Another country heard from!

Simply Naan Pocen said...

I'll fringe it. It's lovely though. Well done.

Maryanne said...

Marsha ... I know what you mean, I quite like it without, and am a great fan of simplicity when it comes to these things. But my original design did have fringe ... I suppose I could take it off if I don't like it. :)

Mary T Designs said...

That is a beautiful piece! I think that fringe would enhance its beauty. Good Luck!!

Som's Studio said...

Most people have recommended a fringe, however I love the piece as is. :)
Your work is gorgeous!!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Beautiful beadwork!!!!!!!!