Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pink Rangs

First, thank you SO much for all the pink bead love yesterday. I am thrilled you like the results. Pinks aren't colors I usually work in and it was fun to break out of my color box a bit and explore the possibilities.

Here are the first bangles created with the pink beads. So yummy. I am finding I don't care for the shade of fuschia wire from Parawire with these particular beads, so I went with the soft pink instead and it is divine. I love pink and gray together! (Yes, the beads look a little greenish, but they are actually transparent gray!) I had to resist editing all 20 or so pictures I took of these, and it was ever harder to narrow down to just a few to post here. (There are more over on FLICKR.) And before you ask, yes, these are taken ;)

pink rangs 2
pink rangs 4
pink rangs 6

I am having a blast photographing these bangles on a set of art books from 1883 that I picked up at a thrift store for $15. There are seven books all together and one of them has some handwritten script dated Feb 13th 1895 (my birthday 115 years ago). I don't think this is a style of photography that will work for my bolder, brighter, crazy, colored jewelry, but is a sweet match to these bangles.

This will be the last set for at least a week! I busted the pin in my punch pliers so unless I can find a really really tiny bit for Ron's drill, I am just gonna have to find something else to keep me busy. I think I'll manage.

9 comments:

mairedodd said...

beautiful! and the books are such a gorgeous backdrop!

steufel said...

Wow - I'd love to have them. Please write your next book pretty soon and tell us how to do them:-) regards Stefanie

Cindy said...

Kerry, I just love the pink!! And pink and gray was my favorite color combination in the 80's! I decorated my locker in pink and gray! :-) Ofcourse I love this more rustic style with the oxidized wire and antique books...the perfect combination!

Pam M. said...

This bangle set is just luscious. Love the art books. I could kill an afternoon perusing through books like that.

AliBaubles said...

Gorgeous bangles.....I love the combination of grey and pink.....so scrummy!!!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Very pretty! I love the soft pink and gray and the wire work is gorgeous. I too loved that color combo in the 80's (but who didn't?).

Nonie said...

OMG! I adore those bangles. You are brilliant Kerry with the way you make the beads on the end of the wire and then wrap them into the bangles.

Alice said...

What beauties! I, too, love the pink and gray/silver color combination.

The background for the photos is just gorgeous!

Shaiha said...

I don't really care for pink either but those are gorgeous!