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Friday, March 30, 2012

Colors of Spring Blog Hop

I opened up the little package sent to me by Sally of The Studio Sublime and old memories from deep in my past danced their way to the front of my brain...Jimmy Buffett concerts...lots of them! Boat Drinks, Margaritas, frosty liquid fun, groovin' with all those boys at the shows. Not sure why that sprang to mind, but I stuck with the theme. Why question it?

The beads are the ones Sally enameled for all us Hoppers. The color I picked was cabaret. Sally also sent me orange and olive green beads. I added orange picasso rounds, wooden spacers, a wooden button, bamboo cord, and those dark brown thingies. I got those thingies in Michigan this past summer. I asked the bead store owner what they were. He didn't know. We both started speculating-wood, bone, coconut shell? The price was right and I wanted them regardless of what they were. He asked what I had in mind for them and I said "Nothing. I just like them."
Strung together like this they make a great sound when the clank together. Movement and Sound---Wish I had this to wear at all those concerts!







Thanks Sally~for the eye candy and for inadvertently bring some memories back to me!

Hop on over to see more Colors of Spring pouring from the hands and minds of these talented people:

Host: Sally Russick

27 comments:

Therese's Treasures said...

Christine, Wow your necklace is way cool, I really like the wood thingies it makes your piece very unique. Beautiful!
Therese

Lesley said...

Wow! that's a stunning design Christine - what a lovely combo of colours.

Patti Van said...

Very cool design!!! I like how you used the lentil!

Alice said...

What a great piece! I love the wood bead thingies, which make the piece so unique. And I love the beads you received from Sally!

Shyme said...

What a fun and unique necklace!

Courtney said...

Wow! I love the whole sound piece. Beautiful piece.

windrock studio said...

Hey Christine ~ I love your beautiful, creative art piece and your groovey memories! Fun!

Sally Russick said...

CHRIS!!!!! I'm freakin blown away from a design that I just didn't except from you but is just so YOU!!! I'm speechless at how creatively you used those large wood things that stare up at me from my own bead table!! This necklace is sooooo fabulous and the way the colors compliment the design!!! Gorgeous!!!


Thank you so much for participating and I hope you will join me for the next hop!!!

CraftyHope said...

Christine,
I'm a BIG JB fan too (in fact, I'm currently wearing a Margaritaville t-shirt. . .ha!) and I totally see what you mean about those colors feeling tropical/ parrothead-like. I get it!
Your necklace does a great job of translating that feeling also. Those unusual brown pieces had me looking real hard at your necklace trying to figure out what you had made. It turned out beautifully. Great job.

Maryanne said...

Love what you did with the lentil. It's a great design and I love the wooden thingies!

JLYNNJEWELS said...

Love the wood - it reminds me of kicking back and sipping those margaritas! Great mix of colors - and love how the Lentil dangles :)

Donna Bradley said...

What a great piece! Love how you used the wooden thingies, and the colors are so tropical! Makes me think of Hawaii!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

I bet those wood beads do make a lovely clacking sound! I love how you pushed yourself to design something completely different! It's fun and funky and simple- lovely work! I also love your story! Great job, my friend!!!

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

Wow, that is very unique. The wood thingy is for sure interesting. Wonder what they are? You put it al together in a cool way.

JLYNNJEWELS said...

Already posted on your lovely design...but wanted to let you know my link is incorrect - and should forward to: http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Many thanks :)

kimmykats said...

I would love to see this piece in person...so very interesting! You rock!!

Kristi Bowman said...

WOW that is so unusual I love it! I would love to see what it looks like on, I bet it's fabulous!

Pixiloo said...

Those bone/bamboo/wood things are just awesome. I love how they fit together and the color just pops from the darker background.

kristibasket said...

What a very unique piece that comes together wonderfully!! Very neat!

Elisabeth said...

wow! Those wood thingies are incredible - love how you put it all together.

SueBeads said...

Very cool Christine! I would have never known what to do with those wood beads!

Cilla said...

What a neat necklace. I could see that on Project Runway. Great colours too!

Lola said...

Awesome necklace! Especially those brown thingies! They look like they would have a deep, island-y sound. Beautiful!

Shel said...

oh man this is cool!! I love those wood pieces - really makes it unique!

Karen Williams said...

What an interesting piece! Trying to imagine it on someone. This is definitely one of those pieces that ought to be displayed on a model, too. ;-)

Janet Bocciardi said...

Those brown thingies are very cool! I love your necklace and its uniqueness. So glad I had time to stop by!

Perlendschungel said...

Wow, this is some kind of a special and unique design, just stunning. The wooden spacers give a very spacy touch to your piece. That's fun!