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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What has inspired you lately? Have you acted on it?

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17 comments:

  1. I agree - its perfect - just my colours too!

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

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  3. I love it...so simple but beautiful.

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

    http://rikrakstudio.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-thon.html

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  5. i always say there isnt enough orange inthe world!

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

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

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

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

    Now - why aren't you wearing it?!

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

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

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