9.30.2010

There is just something about deep gorgeous tones in the Fall!

I love them. Those deep gorgeous tones, I mean. Beautiful colors that are just so deep and glorious that you can almost lose yourself in the very essence of the color. That is why I was so drawn to this bead as I puttered through the bead shop during my break the other day. I love the rich orange and the way that the color is something less than solid as it swirls through the bead.

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Because the orange was so appealing, I decided to keep the pendant simple. I added a small copper bead above and below the square bead and then simply stacked it all on a copper wire and created a bit of a wire wrap to finish off the pendant and give it something to hang from.

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I'm not usually one to make jewelry, as I have found that beading is sort of not so much my thing, but when I saw this bead I simply had to create a pendant with it. The tricky part was actually what to hang it from. I don't have any chains or things like that at home and the bead shop didn't have anything that was thrilling me. I thought a nice long copper chain might work, but that would mean another purchase, and, well, I'm cheap, what do you want from me? HA!

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This led to a trip to my jewelry box to see if I had anything in there that could be shared with my new pendant. Well, I found a lovely long strip of leather thong that is actually a lace for skirt, but it is just PERFECT for this piece! I love that it is smooth and finished on one side, yet rough and raw on the other. It gives the necklace the perfect feeling of fall! From beginning to end!

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So, while, no, I don't plan to make jewelry like this on a regular basis, I can't help but deny that when inspiration strikes, even on something so simple, you simply must move on it. I love this necklace! It makes me super happy!

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17 comments:

Regina said...

Beautiful!!!

Twiglet said...

I agree - its perfect - just my colours too!

Crazy lil thing called luv blog said...

OMG it just screams fall so pretty!!!

Terry said...

The leather is perfect for that stunning bead! It is beautiful!

buglvr2010 said...

I love it...so simple but beautiful.

the rikrak studio said...

oh i LOVE these tones, nicey!
gorgeous!
and thanks for being part of the blog-a-thon, nicey!

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the thrifty ba said...

i always say there isnt enough orange inthe world!

wendyp said...

Wow!This is gorgeous!!! I think the leather is perfect for this!!!!

lyndon said...

Wow, that necklace looks great!

Jan said...

just love the new addition :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

It's lovely! You did a great job. The color is beautiful and just perfect for fall. :) Theresa

Veronica said...

One of my FAVORITE colors!! Seriously.
Ya dun good. Looks great.

Susie said...

I love those colors too!

Marlene said...

Gorgeous, girly! LOVE autumn...and LOVE autumn colors.

Now - why aren't you wearing it?!

Tracy said...

This is very pretty. I like the hardness of the bead contrasted against the softness of the leather. The colour is beautiful

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Love the simplicity of it. Just my style.

ifonlytheywouldnap said...

fall is my favorite season - and this is so perfect! he color is gorgeous. wonderful job :)

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