Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Glass Bead Design Challenge...

Beading Daily has teamed up with Stephanie Sersich to create a Glass Bead Design Challenge to help launch her new book, Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads. It has given me an opportunity to sit down and force myself to make something. Above is a quick design I whipped up. I've tentatively titled it, Tangerine Dream. I remember that it was one of our first CDs that we got. We played it over and over and I used to dream about birds flying in candy-colored clouds.

In this design, I've incorporated borosilicate glass from Family Glass, Czech Glass from Raven's Journey and Czech glass dangle pendants from Beads and Rocks, Swarovski Crystals from Fusion Beads, coral and vintage German Glass from Talisman Associates Inc., and copper chain from Ornamentea. Don't forget my favorite bird toggle from my family at Green Girl Studios.

5 comments:

Lorelei said...

Stunning! Great colors. Love the focal beads!

Jean said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I do love this! YOU ROCK!!! YOU TOTALLY ROCK!!!' in admiration, jean

Andrew Thornton said...

Oh! Thank you! It's a quick one. I just threw some things together. I did it while The Fountain was playing in the background.

Jean said...

You are just SO good! Is that a vermeil clasp? I neer saw it, if so, in vermeil. That clasp has always been a favorite of mine...it has a lovely poignancy about it. Clasps are very important to me. I will build a whole piece round one!

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Jean! Yep. It's a vermeil clasp. It's done in rose gold. They are hard to keep in stock... so that might be why you haven't seen them before.