Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Copper Opera

copper opera 1
It is really good to know that all the muses of the world are out at some sort of retreat getting refreshed themselves and will hopefully be returning soon. Since a lack of creative motivation and inspiration it seems to happen to so many of us at once, what other explanation can it be? LOL. And you know, I think I had the tiniest glimpse at my personal muse when I opened my kiln this morning. I saw one bead and oooooohhhhed it. Really! I thought "that is a pretty bead", which is really saying something because I thought yesterday's torch session was going to produce nothing but crap. We will see what comes of that pretty little bead later in the week.

As for this creation, it is called "Copper Opera". And yes, the chain is actually brass and not copper, but I really like how copper opera rolls of the tongue so I am keepin' the name. I was definitely inspired by the vintage-esque craze in jewelry. I can't help but think of things having an older feel when using such rustic colored materials. The chain is long, like 45in long. So you can wear this about a dozen different ways. There are two gorgeous hollows on one end, and linked rings on the other. I love the purple, turquoise, and ivory against the brown of the brass, it is just a rich color combo. Don't cha think?

copper opera worn 1


Lorelei said...

I would love to have a necklace like this!! it's gorgeous! I love the design and the versitlity of it and those beads are super. Nice work!

Anonymous said...

I hope this one becomes a new staple...please do it in all sorts of colors!! I think this will be a hit at the upcoming show if it's still available by then. :-)

TesoriTrovati said...

My favorite design element is versatility.... and this one has it in spades! I love the way it wraps and the warmth of the brass metal. This is a design that I could come back to time and again... is it for sale?!
Enjoy the day!

Anonymous said...

What show are you going to be at?

Kerry said...

Hey everyone! Thanks for the compliments.

Yes, Copper Opera is available for sale. The price is $85.

The show I am doing is The Fine Craft Show at the Memorial Art Gallery - November 6,7,8 2009

rosebud101 said...

Beautiful necklace, Kerry!