Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Creative Continuum of Seven Artists ~ April

Today is the Fourth of Seven dates from January through July we are posting work we made with goodie bags other Bloggers sent us.  Alicia had the idea that we each send out six packages with beads or focals and on the 26th of each month we reveal what we made with a certain participant's package.
I am honored to be in this group of Seven...these ladies are a creative bunch.  
Participating in this Event and their Package Month and theme are : 

Monique of A Half-Baked Notion  :  January ~ National Gallery of Canada

Moi  :  February ~ Round and Round 

Sally of The Studio Sublime  :  March ~ Contrasting Colors

Therese of Therese's Treasures  :  April ~ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Alicia of All The Pretty Things (and the brains behind this lovely continuing hop :-D )  :  May ~ Seasons

Cynthia of Antiquity Travelers  :  June ~ SomethingOld/SomethingNew/SomethingBorrowed/SomethingBlue

Emma of A Polymer Penchant  :  July ~ not sure if Emma picked a theme but I would say, Beauty!

Therese made glass cabs for this month's reveal.  Aren't they beautiful?!?  She also sent a stash of crystals and gemstone beads.  Her theme is Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.  I had a lot of fun putting this together and resisted the urge to see Lucy in the Sky myself ;-) 




The Whole Ensemble.

Photographing this piece was a challenge and I wanted better results,  but I am thrilled with the necklace!  

Thank you Therese, for sharing your cab talents.
And Thank you Alicia :-) 


Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Christine,
Love the necklace it is so pretty with all the sparkles! I like how you added orange to represent the marmalade skies.

Maryanne said...

Fabulous!!! I love your necklace so much. Therese's cabs are just fantastic and I love the way you created a bezel for it out of beads! The whole piece is so beautiful!

Becky Pancake said...

Beautiful necklace Christine. Doesn't Therese make fabulous fused glass? I am working with the same beads that you used in the chain today.

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Photographing EVERY PIECE of jewelry is a challenge for me! This is fabulous - I love how you beaded the back side of that gorgeous sparkly cab!!! Beautiful!

AntiquityTravelers said...

boy I hear ya on photographing challenge for the crystals! but this piece does just shine Christine - putting it on the yellow background was a good call! I am really digg'n you're half-beaded circles around the beads in the chain. It has become a statement move in your repertoire - and I LOVE it! And what an ingenious way to bead the back of the cab - thanks for showing that part! Really beautiful piece my friend ... I did have to giggle just a bit about the influence of the song. Perhaps now you can wear your piece and listen to the song :D

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

OMG I love, love, love this, Chritine! Even the back is gorgeous (looks like a butterfly!! I have butterflies on the brain lately LOL). Your cab was beautiful to begin with, but you enhanced it SO much with the lacy beaded bezel, and those gorgeous orange scallops :)

Funny you should mention your dissatisfaction with the photography. I also found it particularly tricky to get focus on my piece. Is it the amount of clear crystal? I tend to blame 1/ my camera or 2/ my lack of skill. I think I need a course (also maybe a camera upgrade... OK wishful thinking, there LOL).

windrock studio said...

Amazing piece! It must be so much fun to receive a stash of gem stones & beads as a gift to create with!

A Polymer Penchant said...

I so hear you on photographing today, it is black as night here right now. I adore all the texture it brings such a richness to complement the deep colours of the cab. So pretty

Empty nester at last said...

Awesome piece! I seem to be seeing a them of colors here....aqua's, oranges....I really love the seed bead work. Really makes the piece come together. Great job!

Bits of Learning said...

I really think that Therese out did herself with the beautiful dichroic glass cabs! The design of your necklace, especially the addition of the orange to the color palette really makes the piece sing! Beautiful work!

CraftyHope said...

Whoa! The way you wrapped up that cab is SO COOL! I don't know if you intended to have the butterfly on the back, but she's totally there (and her name should be Lucy! ;) ) The chain of the necklace is really pretty too!