Saturday, November 13, 2010

Margie and Me - Adoration of the Magi Part 2

Well, here we are! It's finally the big reveal and I'm so excited. This one was kind of a bear, no? Such an intense palette, it was difficult for me to find a way to streamline the colors to make them work together, but not overpower each other.
 This is what I was able to come up with.
The colors aren't as deep as I would have wanted them to be, but I felt like I really captured the range of colors that the picture represented.
Also, I was inspired by the shape to try and mimic the tryptych above the main photo.

I'm extremely happy with what I came up with.
It's very elegant, but intense at the same time. My original idea was to connect the tryptychs side by side without a supporting bead in the center, but I didn't have enough of the little center beads in the tryptychs to create enough of them to wrap around the wrist. I was inspired by Biloba, which is why I ended up pulling out the Delicas for this project.
I also created a few new items for the shop. I call this one Under the Ice Pendant. The blue is really intense and just pops out of the gray.
I put the pendant bail on the back of the pendant so that it kind of floats (kinda like ice) around your neck.

Also, because the Pumpkin Patch Necklace sold almost as quickly as I listed it, I decided to make another in some more intense turquoise and deep rusty red.
It's a Y-shaped necklace with a substantial drop. The colors are really intense and eye-catching. Rusty Turquoise is in the shop.

I've also become really obsessed with beautiful brooches lately. Big, chunky sweater weather always does that to me.
I created this one using African Jasper.

I call it Desert Flower and it looks just stunning. It would look great on a winter coat, or even attached to a handbag, or maybe holding together a deep red winter scarf....I'm just throwing out ideas here!

Also, I added some beads to the destash shop and marked everything in there 50% off! Am I crazy? Yeah, probably, but all that stuff is just sitting on my shelf cluttering up my space, so....hop on over to the shop and check it out, seriously, I changed all the prices last night, so it's all gotta go. I'm taking everything out of the shop on Wednesday if it hasn't gone yet, so get it while you can!

Last but not least, don't forget to leave your link so we can all see your Margie and Me creations! I don't know about you guys, but I'm really excited about this one! Thanks for playing along!


  1. Just gorgeous! I love all it all! The trefoil shape you achieved in the Margie & Me piece is fantastic and the color balance is great. I love the blues and turquoises in the other pieces - and I see some of those great picasso blue beads in the Rusty Turquoise. I love how you used the seed beads to frame the little 4mm [?] in the chain of that necklace. I was just admiring this in a bracelet I bought from you last year (I had it in yesterday - it had some Green Girl butterfly components in it and your beaded beads).

    Sorry, no M&M piece from me this week - I've been sick all week and actually took a day off of work. Usually my students are asking if I'm ever going to be out, but the creeping crud got me.

    And yes, I went to your Destash before I had some goodies there!

    ¡Qué tengas un buen fin de semana! and I'm looking forward to seeing more Margie & Me pieces. Fred Bean's Nook has a sweet bangle up that isn't linked to this page.

  2. Marcie - I love your challenge piece - i just LOVE the way you captured the shapes in that picture.
    I didn't finish mine yet, but posted my progress so far anyway!

  3. Oh man, that bracelet is perfect for the challenge! The shape of the medallions sorta references the period, and picks up the main colours without being overpowering.

  4. Wow. Hushed awe. That first piece --- I'm just -- amazed at how you continue to come up with such amazingly gorgeous pieces. Wow.

  5. Ohhh I am absolutely in Awe with the top pc how so very beautiful! What a joy to behold! I wouldnt mind owning that!

  6. Hi, you are totally clever and awesome and talented, how you can translate such a picture in a piece of art. Wow.

  7. Marcie, I love the bracelet, the colors just seem to net so well together.
    When I first saw the pallet for this weeks challenge I was hooked, and just had to join in the fun.
    Please keep up the challenges I so enjoyed my journey with you. I can hardly wait for the next one.

  8. Marcie you are a beady goddess! That bracelet is outstanding to say the least. WOW and awe!

  9. Your piece is outstanding! The shape and color are just so inspiring!

  10. Jaw dropping gorgeous! The blue ice piece I loooove! I really love them all!

  11. What a gorgeous bracelet! I love the unique shape of the tryptychs, and the colors are to die for!

  12. What an awesome job you did...the colours match perfectly.

    I am a bit bummed I didn't get to take part in this one as the colours are definitely me but it would have been very rushed so hopefully next time. I suppose I could always make something using this palette once I get my other pieces out of the way.

    Well done everyone!


  13. I love your creations and find you work just beautiful.


  14. Marcie

    That is just fabulous!! What a great shape to incorporate into the bracelet!


  15. So pleased I've finally been able to catch some free time to look at all the challenge pieces. Marcie, your piece is spectacular... the colors blend perfectly and I love the way you used the arches for inspiration too. Loved playing along :0)