The lovely Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime is hosting another challenge - design a piece of jewelry that uses only black and white in the design - the exception being any metal of choice is acceptable. (I tried to copy Sally's B&W Badge for this hop, but Blogger is giving me fits)!
Personally, I would fill my entire closet to mimic the attire of Johnny Cash - I LOVE black and white! So much so, that I did not even have to purchase new beads for this challenge - I just went to my stash and actually had CHOICES! Yay me!
I purchased three beautiful lampwork cabochons made by the lovely Kerry Bogert a while ago - all with a black and white theme. I am trying to practice my soldering skills, so I bezel set the cabochon in sterling.
I did not want a single bail at the top - I knew I was going to wire wrap some beads and chain to the sides and I wanted two separate connections. After I was done setting the lampwork, a flash of Mickey Mouse and those ears of his came to mind...oh well...it's done.
Anyhow, I paired this new focal with gorgeous corkscrew lampwork beads by Alisha White. The beads are made with clear glass with white and/or black stripes added. These have awesome texture as well. However, no matter what surface I used as a background, my pictures of these beautiful beads do not show how pretty they are in person!
In my quest to continue to make each piece of jewelry created entirely by hand, I added some handmade chain in sterling. Just love making this!
I am not happy with my pictures, but I am pleased with how the necklace turned out!.
Of course, I made matching earrings!
Thank you so much Sally - I have not been joining Blog Hops lately and I most certainly needed a push!
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Patti Vanderbloemen <----- That's me!
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