Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Very Vintage Blog Hop...


I have been extremely busy with Allegory Gallery, getting things ready for the October Reader's Challenge, and just trying to make sure that all the little things that clog up life are dealt with.  I did want to finish a piece for Michelle Mach's Very Vintage challenge.  I created the above piece.  It's really simple, but I think it's definitely fall-themed and uses lots of groovy orange.  I had originally added a lot more lucite leaves and dangles, but ended up cutting most of it off.  It was all just too much and really looked like an autumnal wreath.

To the pieces in the kit, I added a bronze toggle from my family at Green Girl Studios, a ceramic bead from Keith O'Connor that I plucked from the selection at Allegory Gallery, and a seed bead mix (called "Golden Grains") also snagged from Allegory Gallery.  

Don't forget to check out what everyone else made:


Cat
Boo Beads
http://www.boobeads.blogspot.com/

Chris
beadjewelry.net
http://www.beadjewelry.net/

Cilla
Tell Your Girlfriends
http://www.tellyourgirlfriends.com

Cyndi
Beading Arts
http://www.beading-arts.com/

Cynthia
Cynth's Blog
http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/

Dawn
Morning Glory Beading
http://grayclouds.net/dg/blog/

Donetta
Simply Gorgeous
http://www.simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com/

Heather
As I Bead It
http://asibeadit.blogspot.com

Holly
SilverRose Designs
http://silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com/

Kate
We Can Make That at Home
http://katerichbourg.blogspot.com/

Kristina
Wild Roses and Blackberries
http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/

Lauren
Laurel Moon Jewelry & Beads
http://laurelmoon.blogspot.com/

Linda
Lutka & Co
http://lutkaandco.com/

Lisa
Lucid Mood Studio
http://lucidmoonstudio.blogspot.com/

Lola
Bead Lola Bead
http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com/

Mary
MLH Jewelry
http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com/

Melinda
Melinda Orr Metal & Clay Jewelry Designs
http://orrtec.blogspot.com/

Michelle (me)
Beads & Books
http://www.michellemach.com/blog/

Michelle H.
Firefly Visions
http://fireflyvisions.blogspot.com/

Salla
Blog by Salla
http://bysalla.blogspot.com/

Shannon
Falling into the Sky
http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com

Shay
Shaiha's Ramblings
http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/

Shel
MiShel Designs
http://www.misheldesigns.blogspot.com/

Shirley
Beads and Bread
http://www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com

Stephanie
Pixybug Designs
http://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com/

Tari
Pearl and Pebbles
http://www.pearlandpebble.blogspot.com

Terry
Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
http://pinkchapeau.wordpress.com/

Tracy
The Bead Junkie
http://www.thebeadjunkie.blogspot.com/

22 comments:

Pearl and Pebble said...

Nice plucking and snagging-this is a beautiful necklace!

chris-franchetti-michaels said...

This totally works! Your beading adds lovely texture and color. :)

bwheather said...

I love the simple seedies to define the necklace. Looks fabulous. ;-)

horimarika said...

So pretty and warm! Like it...

Alice said...

Groovy, vintage, autumn, all wrapped up nicely in this beautiful necklace.

When I make a piece, many times I start out with 'more' and then pare down to 'less'. My customers tell me they like it this way so they can enjoy the jewelry anytime.

Bead Lola Bead said...

Each section of this necklace is beautiful on its own, but together makes a perfectly balanced piece of jewelry. Lovely necklace Andrew!

TesoriTrovati said...

Love it! I think that simple is something wonderful, and I too have a tendency to clog up a design with too much. I am glad you edited. This is lovely! Enjoy the day! Erin

laurelmoon said...

A beautiful piece as always! I love your work!

maneki said...

Very nice necklace! I like that you kept it simple, without too many leaves. As you say, it's easy to add too much and end up with a result that's very different from the mood one wants it to have.

Tracy said...

A lovely autumn design, I like your inclusion of the Vintaj branch, it works perfectly.

Holly said...

Lovely necklace, as to be expected ;) I love the seed beads you added, and well, that toggle is yummy!

Shel said...

I truly love where you placed the branch in this necklace - it works so well there - way cool!!

pinkchapeau said...

This is great. The seed beads are the perfect accent. I love how you incorporated the branch, and I love the handcrafted bale for the lucite teardrop. Beautiful necklace!

Mary said...

As always you make such wonderful pieces!!

Michelle Mach said...

I like your take on the challenge materials! Very modern, not overly fussy, and still feels like autumn!

Hope to see you in a future challenge! I'm enjoying hearing about your new life as a gallery owner. :)

salla said...

Tim Gunn would be proud of your editing!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

I like it VERY much!

Cillaw said...

It is Fab! Great use of the components and definitely not too fussy.

uptwnsh said...

That necklace is so groovy it gave me flashbacks, very autumn of '67! Love it!

Sally Anderson said...

I love this piece. Its simplicity makes it very elegant but its components make it earthy. So it's a go-with-everything design. Nice work!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Nice Hop Everyone!

Sharon said...

Love your work