I almost forgot I had a holiday thrown into my countdown. I should have planned something special. I think you all know by now that I tend to shy away from making "theme" jewelry. There are already so many designers that make it that I am quite happy to stay making the jewelry I do. Unfortunately, that means I don't have any cute pumpkin earrings or candy corn bracelets to show. Oh well. I think you are going to like what I do have to show today though!!
Side Swept ~
When I previewed this one yesterday, Holly asked what is like to wear an asymmetrical necklace. It is kinda like wearing a asymmetrical dress or shirt. You only have a strap on one shoulder, and it is an odd sensation at first, but by lunch you hardly notice it. The big swoop on the right side there really balances the weight of the beads on the other side. So it hangs "just right". It doesn't move around, it hangs just the way I wanted it too. It has a rather aquatic mermaid-ish feel, don't ya think?
Mystery Design ~
I previewed this one yesterday too. And this necklace has quickly become my favorite "anytime" necklace. I have worn it while running errands out and about town. It is a little bit of color and flair to add to jeans and a nice top. The clasp it the "mystery" in the design. In yesterday's pic, I don't think you could tell where I hide it. Now you can see, it is right up front, lurking behind that fantastic focal. This piece is reminding me of a cut flower. Can you see that? The bead is the flower, with the wire wrapping the stem.
(Insert Clever & Appropriate Name Here)
I think I saved the best for last today. I have been working on this piece all week! Last week when I asked y'all to tell me some of your favorite designs that I should revisit, Laura said she wanted to see another "Don't Do The Dishes". After thinking for several minutes, lol, I finally remembered which on that was and couldn't stop thinking about revisiting the design. I took all the comments from last time to heart and changed things up a lot. The beads are smaller, and travel farther around the neckline. There are a whopping TWENTY NINE hollows in this one. If it was a "statement" piece before... it is a "soap box speech" this time around. It is going to grab attention from any and every corner of the room. The colors are rich blues, periwinkles, and purples. And, it is heavy. Sorry, I made the beads hollow, but it is still a boat load of glass, so it has some bulk to it. I love it, but I have a feeling it is going to be reaction provoking. It'll either be a love it or hate it kind of design. I am doing to admire and adore it for a while, if no one wants to buy it, then I'll take it apart and we'll have some fun sets of hollow for the Bead Box!!
Now, you need to give me some name suggestions for it.