Operation Tackle That Bead Stash – June
June 16, 2011 § 5 Comments
Another piece finished far before the end of the month – have you seen my piece for the June ABS challenge? I must be feeling ill or something…or super productive!
This month’s colour palette for Operation Tackle That Bead Stash was a combination of blues and silver:
I do use silver sometimes but not a lot when making jewellery for myself, and the blues I immediately thought of when looking at this veered away from my usual turquoise and teals into royal and dark blues. I struggled for a little while as I wanted to combine beadweaving with some strung pieces, and eventually came up with this necklace.
The small pendant is made from porcelain and comes from Two Scoops; the other beads are Czech firepolish in a cornflower blue, royal blue freshwater pearls, white pearl-finish seed beads stitched into a peyote tube, and silver plate findings.
The unusual chain originally came from a pendant I bought at a street market in Brighton – I think it might be from the 1960s or early 1970s. I also tried out a new peyote technique for making the tube which worked a lot better than tubular stitch…but not very exciting so won’t blather on about it here! Immediately after making this, I thought ‘Oh. That’s not very me’, and then as soon as I wore it…it looked ace! Paired it for the photo with the washed lilac-blue tshirt I made, and with a bright royal blue jersey dress for work. It also looks very cool with a grey and white striped men’s shirt, worn over the top of the buttoned up collar.
So that leads onto a little question for you: What do you think of photo shots with the jewellery paired up with different outfits? Quite a few bloggers take some great photos of themselves wearing their jewellery, and from this post and the ABS Challenge post I do think it works. So would you like to see more interesting jewellery and outfit combinations? Or do you prefer the plain jewellery shots where it is the centre of attention? I’d really like to hear your thoughts!
You can see the rest of the Operation Tackle that Bead Stash Flickr pool here – and there’s still time to tackle your blues and silver bead stash before the end of June!