05 February 2011

Another "Finished, Maybe" Piece

Rainbow Jasper Pendant with Wirewrapped Pearls, Brass, Copper, and Sari Silk

Finished? Embellish chain? Switch to button clasp?
(Ceramic buttons by BeadFreaky
When pieces come together in my mind, it feels almost effortless to put them together for real, once I actually have the time to sit down and do it. I thought up this necklace over a month ago but didn't have the time or patience to wirewrap all those dang pearls till last night... but boy was it worth it! I continue to be amazed at how beautifully the skein of sari silk ribbon I bought at a fiber show coordinates with so many of my beads; the ribbon is essentially a series of various 1-yard lengths of various colors and textures sewn together sequentially, primarily in jewel tones like this luscious red/black weave. The pendant part is definitely done, but I'm not sure whether to add charms or beads or something else to the chain, perhaps to affix the ribbon and chain together here and there. Weaving the ribbon through the chain just didn't work for me, and I'm tempted to leave it as is, though the clasp might change because the brass one I made is sturdy but perhaps a bit too clunky for this necklace. What do you think? While I sit with this piece I'm making a coordinating bracelet and earrings, and watching Netflix movies in my fireplace-heated living room. I hope you're enjoying your weekend as much as I am!


stregata said...

Very luscious and luxurious - I think it is wonderful just as it is. The focal is wonderful with all those dangling pearls.

Anna Lear said...

I'm inclined to leave it alone, too, since the focal is so... well, focal. I appreciate your perspective -- thank you!

lisa said...

Wow!! These are fantastic.
I love the bracelet!!

Malin de Koning said...

I love it!

Laume said...

Oh, so clever! I love using raggedy bits of fabric for projects. There's something so.... I don't know... pleasing about it. Like rubbing the edge of one's "blankie" I suppose.

Rising Designs said...

The way the fabric "caps" the stone is an amazing treatment!