Saturday, August 14, 2010

Margie and Me - Winged Lions of the Ishtar Gate Part #2

I've had this ring in my mind for a long time. I've wanted to do this really epic ring stretching from knuckle to knuckle with some really sharp angles and arresting colors.
So this week's Margie and Me was perfect, this is the Ishtar Ring and it's epic.
The colors from the gate were perfect, and I enjoyed layering them to create the look that I wanted. The version you see here was actually my 2nd attempt, the first didn't have enough color variety, so I added some blue here and there and edited a little bit of the creamy white. I really wanted it to reflect the painting.

I've put it in my store as custom order, so it can be made to fit the buyer.

Okay, I know I promised the big reveal of my Fall Collection, but it's not done's just not ready, but I'm really not sweating it, it just means you'll have to wait a little longer. :)
In the meantime, I thought I'd give you a sneek peek, just so you know I've not been slackin'.
The first is a necklace I call Nesting Necklace. It reminds me of three little birds' nests all lined up in a row.

It's made with picasso jasper and seed beads, and has such a gorgeous drape.

The next is a bracelet made with the same little beaded components. I call it the Nesting Bracelet. It's also made with Picasso Jasper rounds and seed beads.

This time I've used copper to highlight the intense reds and bright purples in the stones with a monochromatic nest so that the stones really pop out. I'ma lovin' the picasso jasper and this design really shows off the beauty of the stone.

Okay, last but not least, is a Carnaval Pendant in some really intense fall colors. This would look gorgeous with a black V-neck sweater. Just a punch of color on your neck.

I'm gonna keep working with the bird's nests this week and see what I can come up with. Weaving them together in different shapes and at different angles.
Meanwhile I've put the Nesting Necklace and Carnaval Pendant in the shop along with the Ishtar Ring.

Thanks for your time this morning and if you played along, drop me a note and I'll update this post with your link!
Enjoy your Saturday!

This week Elisabeth of Beads for Busy Gals challenged herself with Margie's color palette that I picked out! She's lucky enough to have actually spent time in the part of the world where the challenge palette came from. Check out her blog and her necklace, it's perfect for the challenge. Thanks Elisabeth!
I'll pick a new challenge palette tomorrow...ya' know, in case anybody else wants to play along....


  1. Ooh, it's all looking fantastic, Marcie! My favourite is the Nesting bracelet...the mix of metal and beads is divine. I just love copper ♥ Are you having fun creating a collection? It looks as though you are :-)

  2. oh my gosh. ALL of the pieces are gorgeous!

  3. I so love the nesting collection!!!!! I am partial to the bracelet because I love the mixed metals! Nice collection!!!!!!! (ok more than nice I am so jealous I wish I could create those babies!)


  4. Okay - 6 minutes late but here is my entry! Hope you like it!