Saturday, May 03, 2008



How to create a beautiful necklace...


Begin with a donut pendant created by a fellow Etsian (RedCrowArts),



add a spiral rope created from lots and lots and lots of seed beads, include some tiny fringes in a contrasting color (following the suggestion of Carol Dean, aka SandFibers),


and voila!




I ordered a few pieces from Red Crow Arts, and I love them all. I have such an affinity for black and white, though, that there wasn't much doubt which of the pieces I'd use first. The finish on this donut is beautiful, with the crackled look accentuated by the glossy finish. It's very lightweight, too, so the person wearing this necklace won't feel weighed down at all.

Soon to be added to my Etsy shop...

16 comments:

maline said...

wow!magnificent pieces! i wish i know how to do the craft! :D keep it up!

Jean Hutter said...

MaryLou this is a beautiful necklace. I love B&W too and the red just sets it off so great - nice work.

ClinkscalesArts said...

This is gorgeous MaryLou! It looks like your vacation was very productive.

I have some glass cabs made by an Etsy artist that I haven't used. You and Carol Dean with your collaborations are inspiring me to get to work on them! :D

Carol Dean said...

MaryLou, this is just wonderful! It has such strong graphic qualities that it's timeless :D Brava, my friend!

Regal Beads said...

wow, stunning!

RedCrowArts said...

Wow beautiful! It is so nice to see how you used the pendant for your focal. The red is gorgeous with the black and white donut.
Thanks for sharing - Judy

:-) MaryLou said...

Thanks for the nice compliments!

Judy, I'm glad you approve of how I used your beautiful donut focal.
:-)

EuphoriaMoonDesigns said...

This piece is wonderful I love it. I love Black, white and red together.

triz said...

i love, love, love!!!! the red gives it just the right splash of colour, beautiful!!!!

Dawn N said...

Red is the perfect accent color for the donut. It's a beautiful necklace.

Orly - Beads Head אורלי- חרוזים בראש,תכשיטים עבודת יד said...

Marylou,
I love you donut and rope
It is so useful for everyday, for work and for evening as well.

Your pic with Papa is great - have you lived in a farm?

Orly

www.beadshead.com
www.beadshead.etsy.com

nanjodogz said...

Beautiful piece -- I love the combo of black, white and red -- great colors!

jstinson said...

This necklace is absolutely stunning! The design is perfect for that beautiful donut! Wonderful work.

Anna said...

It's beautiful and the contrasting accents add a wonderful counterbalance to the black and white! CD's always right, I've learned to listen to her! :)

PinkPoochDesigns said...

This piece is gorgeous, I love the red accents :O)

Linda said...

MaryLou, this is stunning! I love how you've embellished the spiral with red fringe. It is divine! Linda