Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What a difference !

I am fortunate enough to have a really good friend that has faith in me and my creative skills. We met years ago in college when we were both studying fashion design and more than 20 years later, even though our lives have taken very different turns, we still get together to laugh and shop and stir up each other's creative juices.(and consume the odd glass of red wine).  Cindy has always stood by me (often for many hours at a time during long Christmas craftshows) and thankfully kept me grounded too. Ok, enough of that.  Cindy also has a very talented husband that has a passion for photography. Somehow he was easily convinced to include a few of my jewellery pieces in a photo shoot that he was doing last week end with a beautiful model. What a difference it makes when a professional takes the photos!!!  Thanks Dean.

If you'd like to see more of Dean's work click here.http://deanarcherphotography.web.officelive.com/default.htm

Feeling green

Look at all of these lovely shades of green. I couldn't help but notice my "green" theme when I was working the other day. Even my Matcha tea was such a beautiful shade of green. It has always been one of my favourite colours. I'll admit I am a complete sucker for anything green when I'm out shopping. If I'm having a hard time deciding what brand to purchase if it has green on the package that's the one that will likely be coming home with me. Turquoise is another one of my faves. I'm trying really hard to think outside of my colour box these days but as you can see I still have a long way to go.

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As promised, here is the finished piece.

I am quite pleased with the results. My vision when I began this piece was to create something with a "Tribal" feel and I think that I accomplished that.  This is my most in-depth work yet. Normally I would have a large focal bead or two and then just thread it onto Buna cord so this is quite a departure for me and I must admit that I loved the whole experience. I can definately see more of this type of work in my future.
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