Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Feelin' Much Better...

I'm still not 100% and I feel like I've lost half of January, but I'm definitely getting better and I've got a few new pieces to show you!
I didn't feel like doing much while I was sick and actually two of these pieces were created before I got sick. The first is a long embroidered pendant that I've woven into the shape of a flower.
The stones are deep green jade and I've surrounded it with my favorite mustard/burnt sienna color combo.


I've hung it from some pretty long chain for a little drama.
I've listed it in my shop if you'd like to see some more pics.
You can find it here:


This next one has a Morrocan vibe.
I've used this gorgeous vintage lucite navette in a marquis shape and surrounded it with lime green faceted glass and deep cobalt blue seed beads with flashes of bright gold.


I added some transparent czech leaves for a little added architectural shape and I also really like the transparency of the leaves and I think they really add a depth of color.
I've also put it in the shop here:


This one was inspired by this tiny little sleeping fox bead that I purchased from Rebekah Payne.
I wanted to create a really textural pendant and I used this gorgeous piece of Birdseye Rhyolite with these great colors running through it and accented it leopardskin Jasper and Mookaite.


Here's an up-close of this cute little fox!


I also created a beaded chain for this one which is very unlike me, but I felt it needed the added bit of drama. This one is also in the shop here:


Last but not least is a really large and chunky piece that I created for myself.
The center medallion is a tooled leather mandala in this gorgeous universe in a flower design.
I purchased the mandala from another artist (I have not taken up leather-tooling in case you were wondering).


It didn't need much, but I did want to add seed beads to it (I'll add seed beads to pretty much anything).


I created this halo of seed beads using a combination of brick stitch and peyote.
I really, really like the finished piece, and this one is mine (sorry!).


I still haven't decided what to do about the fashion blog hop.
I'll let you know by the end of the week.
I'm still working on feeling good and I need to get my bead soup out to my partner (yikes!).
Have a great Wednesday and stay healthy!

16 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're feeling better. Those pieces are gorgeous. I love the first flower one. The colors are so pretty and the design is wonderful.

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  2. Glad to hear you're better! And I can't even pick a favorite as they are all extremely eye catching in their own unique ways. Enjoy the day.

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  3. Nice beading,Marcie:-)
    Glad,You're better.
    All the pendants are wonderful.
    Very ibteresting connection of beading stitches,gemstones and fabulous,individual ceramic forms.
    -Greetings from Sweden-Halinka-

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  4. Get better right quick, Miss Marcie! I love to see what you are working on. It is like a blooming garden right here and that makes me smile in my frozen tundra! I am working on my next challenge as well, so I am excited to see what you are working on. And I haven't forgotten about a potential collaboration... I am thinking maybe for May? We will talk...

    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  5. So glad to hear you are feeling better. Long term illnesses are such a pain in the butt, stunting our creativity, it sucks.
    Your new pieces are truly beautiful.

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  6. I'm glad you're feeling better. These pieces are all gorgeous!

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  7. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I love all the pieces but adore the last one you have made for yourself. That leather piece is gorgeous...good thing you are keeping it because I might have treated myself!! Can you remember where you got the leather piece from?

    Karyn

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  8. So beautiful Marcie! Your bead work is stunning! And I absolutely love what you did with the little fox!

    Take care. :-)

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  9. The green jade and a Moroccan atmosphere is my favorite! The little fox is very cute. Congratulations on your working hours!

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  10. Are fantastic pieces !All your pieces are very beautiful!

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  11. Unos bellos trabajos, fantásticos!!!

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  12. I love the delicate and intricate design on the pendants.The earth colors are excellent to my eyes and they make such a beautiful delicate look.

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  13. I love ALL of these! And I'm so sorry you were sick, with a tummy bug, no less.

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  14. Wow, your pieces are beautiful. I have a web page of jewerly from Mexico and Colombia, and I would like to have your prices and look for the possibility of a business relationship in the next future. I live in Guatemala, Central America. If you are interested, please contact me to veronica.ayala@crazyforfashiononline.com.

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