Thursday, November 20, 2014

Moon Garden Challenge Reveal: Crystal Lombardo Farrell...

These pieces were made by Crystal Lombardo Farrell.  Here's what she had to say about them:  "My African Grey, Sebastian, regularly sheds his flight feathers.  My brother found this one in great condition, and I was inspired to make something out of it.  I thought a sort of abstract hatpin with geometric wire and cord and beads might be nice, so that's what I did!"

"The second project is a necklace.  This color scheme felt very Victorian to me, and with Victorian jewelry more is always better!  I wanted to highlight how lovely the beads were and pick a pattern that set each one off instead of hiding some.  I haven't decided yet whether to connect the three strands with knotwork or more beads, and I didn't end up being able to make the decision in time.  I would still like to include what I have done though, and I am excited about finishing it."

There's more to see in the Moon Garden Challenge!  Swing by all the different participants!

Paula Kramer
Carolyn Lawson
Carole Carlson
Alice Peterson
Kari Asbury
Tammy Bowman
Shaiha Williams

On Andrew Thornton's Blog:
Andrew Thornton
Crystal Lombardo Farrell
Geri Colgrove
Laurie Carpenter
Alison Herrington
Naama from Peculiaris
Laurel Ross


Alice said...

Beautiful pieces. I love that h.ow you used the beads on the feather

Kari Asbury said...

WOW! love how you used the African grey unique and beautiful! Your necklace looks to be off to a lovely start.

Unknown said...

I also love that you used the feather! That feels Victorian to me in addition to the necklace. Lovely work!

Inner Muse Jewelry Design said...

Great idea to use the feather to coordinate with the beads for an accessory!

Carole said...

Love the feather pin!

Alison Adorns said...

What a lovely idea to use your bird's feather!!! Your necklace layout looks great, I'm sure you'll be pleased with the result.