Jan 14, 2011

Week 2 - Year of Jewelry Project 2011 - Eclipse

This is week 2 of  Year Of Jewelry Project 2011 and the theme was "Eclipse" (although you don't have to follow the theme - it's just to give you ideas if you want them!).

My jewelry project was a pin that I created with sterling silver wire and a Black Agate Drusy Quartz Faceted Oval Bead.  You can't see the facets very well, but boy are they there and do they ever make the bead look really cool!  I plan to wear this with my grey cashmere wrap  - providing it doesn't get too warm, too quickly here in AZ! (cross your fingers!!)

I'm sure after taking a look at the bead you can probably figure out why I chose to create with this particular one for week 2's theme of "Eclipse".  I fell in love with this jaw dropping bead last year and, of course, had to buy the whole strand (just because of this one bead!!) at The Whole Bead Show at the Windmill Inn (sorry, the exact vendor escapes me and isn't in my records correctly it seems - oops!) during the Tucson Bead, Gems and Mineral Shows last year.

Simple was definitely better with this specific stone since it basically screams "WOW", (and 'Eclipse') and deserves all the attention in any design it would have been put in to.

Please jump on over to the Year of Jewelry Project 2011 Website and check out the other participant's entries this week - they're all really gorgeous and very creative!  I'm completely humbled by the abundance of talent that is abound in this fabulous group of designers. I mean really,...besides some basic stringing, hand knotting of pearls, a little fine metal fusing and some basic to intermediate wire wrapping skills, I'm completely left in the dust with these folks and so hopefully this will light a spark under my bum and get me interested in trying some new things this year! (Although, I might not post those tries, mind you! LOL!!)

I hope that you've all had a great week and that your weekend is superb!!

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Here's to a "Momentary Eclipse of the Mind"!
Cheers

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for stopping by. Looks like you will be challenging yourself all year long. What a wonderful bead, I can see why you got the entire strand for this one bead. Love the earwires, by the way. Have used them a lot.

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  2. This is beautiful!!!! Best of luck with the challenge! ~Val

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  3. Thanks Val!! I can feel my muse returning,....it's been great!

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  4. Regina, thanks so much for reading the blog. And, I'm so glad you love the earring wire! Send me some pics or the link to your shop where they are and I'll feature them/you on my blog - I've done that for several customers and hopefully it led at least a bit of traffic to their websites/blogs, etc.

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