Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Shadow King...

I was going to wait awhile before I posted this, but I couldn't wait any longer! I'm just pleased with how it turned out. Hopefully the person it is intended to go to will enjoy it as well. Below is my latest creation, a necklace I've titled, "The Shadow King".
I used a mix of different materials and textures to achieve this look. "Opulence", "luxury", and "richness" are the buzz words I was going after. I used cascades of garnet, Swarovski crystals, sapphires, black tourmaline, onyx and "velvet ruby quartz" to attempt to capture this decadent vibe.

To go with the draped and dripping crystals and gemstones, I incorporated gunmetal chain. The dark-toned metal goes well with dark value tones of the reds and blacks. I used a fire-polished shibuichi toggle from my family at Green Girl Studios to pull it all together and used an Egyptian crystal to punctuate this edgy statement.


Acting as a little bit of contrast, I worked with striking copper wire, hints of gold wire, and bits of bright bronze.

Above are some detail shots of the new necklace. The focal is made up of a ceramic skull by Lisa Peters Art and a bronze crown from Candice Wakumoto. I love how the roughness plays off the faceted and very "bling" onyx and crystal.

Lisa's skulls, all one-of-a-kind, ceramic works of mini-art have been recently added to the new Skull Shop department in my shop. I've devoted a whole section to just skulls! With Lisa's ceramic pieces are also works by Lea Anne Hartman, Candice Wakumoto, Bob Burkett, and anonymous fair trade wood and bone carvers. Make sure to check out the new Skull Shop on my Online Shop to see everything! CLICK HERE to take a look!

9 comments:

Lorelei said...

GORGEOUS!! I love the necklace Andrew. It's so very cool. And that litte brass crown, totally makes it!

Terri Faye said...

Love it! Your work is incrediable.

kate mckinnon said...

NICE piece, Andrew! That crown is just perfect.

Ahtee said...

Beautiful! "Opulence," "luxury," and "richness" describe this necklace perfectly!

Vintage Blue Studio said...

That's a fantastic necklace! Happy New Year Andrew!

lisa peters ART said...

Great Necklace Andrew! love it!

TesoriTrovati said...

Fantastic! Who wouldn't love that?
Thanks for sharing. Love the funky skulls!
Enjoy the day! Erin

laurelmoon said...

Totally awesome necklace! I love it. You've really done such a beautiful job!

Jeannie said...

Well, Well, Well. It's scary cool in a beautiful way.

Peace, good health and prosperity to you and yours.