Made it just in time I was inspired by a show about fall in Kyoto during which they also showed a lady making wreaths. So I made my own autumn wreath with a lot of leaves (so many wire ends, what was I thinking?) and with mookaite flowers - among them red, purple and "golden" (kind of ) ones.
Hey everyone! I hope you're all doing well. Amazing pieces from everyone by the way! Irith - my favorite is the 3rd pair! But all 3 are amazingly crafted and beautiful (as usual!) Diane - The leaves are beautiful and I enjoy the whimsical colors too. It has a very positive vibe. Michelle - beautiful wrapping on your pendant! I also love the asymmetrical shape. I think it would look great either way, or you could even opt for a partially beaded chain.
Dawn- Lovely earrings! Very interesting to hear about the inspiration of the piece. Cat -I love what you did with the Mookaite! I love that stone for autumn. I was going to do something with mookaite too, but I didn't get a feel from the beads I had so left them for later lol
I finally came up with something for this challenge. It's a holiday pendant made with crystals, garnet, and smoky quartz. Inspired by cranberries. lol Really deep, I know. ANYWAY...here ya go:
My favorite thing about it is the hoop, which from a distance looks like it's set with the stones rather than wire-wrapped. I think I prefer wrapping them facing upward on the link rather than outward on the sides of the link. I made a few lariats using hoops like like this. I might use this color scheme again to add to the lariat collection I'm working on though...they are quite relaxing to make....like meditation almost!
How pretty, Michele! The colors is so beautiful with the copper. I'm with Togan, I can imagine a partially beaded chain very well with this, for example chain links and the same crystals in between? It will look lovely with any chain, though.
Togan, that has such a dainty and elegant feel to it. I love the hoop, too!
Thank you, Michelle and Togan! I'm debating with myself whether or not to list them or to keep them. I really like those beads - I guess I could make another pair with different beads and list those. Hmmmm...
I burned a couple of fingers, but other than that it went great. Except for the silk leaves and the ribbon, we used mostly natural materials such as pine cones, bark, moss, nuts, acorns and moss, much of it stuff we picked up around my house. I'm pretty proud of it.
Hopefully, the deer and squirrels will leave it alone, but I don't have high hopes for that.